It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Town Hall Cottage

4 star rating

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£370-£650

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£370-£650

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The Calf Pens

4 star rating

near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£363-£680

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near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£363-£680

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Roof Stones Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£500-£980

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£500-£980

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Thwaite Bridge Cottage

4 star rating

near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£575-£1170

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near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£575-£1170

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Drum Cottage

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£375-£670

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£670

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Clarksville

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Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£415-£825

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Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£415-£825

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Burnside View

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£389-£739

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£389-£739

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Curlew Barn

4 star rating

near Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£439-£775

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near Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£439-£775

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Gill Edge Cottages - 3 Gill Edge Cottages

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£329-£719

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Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£329-£719

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Weatherfell Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£405-£809

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£405-£809

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Beech Cottage

4 star rating

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£345-£835

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Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£835

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Craven House

4 star rating

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£415-£720

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£415-£720

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Beck View

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£409-£825

3 star rating
West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£409-£825

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Church View Cottage

4 star rating

Fearby near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£335-£609

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Fearby near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£335-£609

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Beckside

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Bellerby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£289-£519

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Bellerby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£289-£519

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0