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.

Hill Top Farm

5 star rating

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 9
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£2247-£3730

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£2247-£3730

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House on the Hill

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£515-£755

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£515-£755

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Riverbank Cottage

4 star rating

Aysgarth, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£0-£829

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Aysgarth, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£829

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The Annexe

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Jervaulx, near Ripon, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£555-£1049

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Jervaulx, near Ripon, Wensleydale & Area

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£555-£1049

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

The Loft

4 star rating

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£365-£630

4 star rating
Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£365-£630

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

High House

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Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£369-£675

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Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£369-£675

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

Shepherd’s Cottage

4 star rating

Longshaw near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£652-£1240

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Longshaw near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£652-£1240

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

Skellgill Barn

3 star rating

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£305-£560

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near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£305-£560

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Westbrook House

4 star rating

Newbiggin-in-Bishopdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£579-£989

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Newbiggin-in-Bishopdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£579-£989

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Stags Fell Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£410-£790

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£410-£790

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

Wheatside Apartment

4 star rating

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£375-£635

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Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£635

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

Mystified Bungalow

4 star rating

Bishopdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£325-£925

4 star rating
Bishopdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£325-£925

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

Beck House

3 star rating

Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£365-£600

3 star rating
Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£365-£600

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

Crayke House

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Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£535-£1149

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Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£535-£1149

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

Waters Edge Apartment, The Mill

3 star rating

West Burton, near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£275-£549

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West Burton, near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

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£275-£549

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