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.

Mason Cottage

4 star rating

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£295-£595

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Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£295-£595

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Gill Edge Cottages - 1 Gill Edge Cottages

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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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: 2

Brandy’s Barn

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£345-£665

4 star rating
Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£665

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Bushby Cottage

4 star rating

Hardraw near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£369-£590

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Hardraw near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£369-£590

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Lukes Barn

3 star rating

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£424-£770

3 star rating
near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£424-£770

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

1 The Old Coach House

4 star rating

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£379-£685

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Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£685

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

Wagtail Cottage

3 star rating

Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£345-£805

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Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£805

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

Brackenberry Cottage

3 star rating

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£389-£590

3 star rating
Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£389-£590

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

Harvester Cottages - Obed Hussey’s Cottage

5 star rating

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£309-£669

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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£309-£669

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

Wrayrigg

0 star rating

Cowgill near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£355-£559

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Cowgill near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£355-£559

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

Kingston House

4 star rating

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£649-£1575

4 star rating
West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£649-£1575

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Beck View

3 star rating

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£345-£809

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£809

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

Old Hall

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Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£585-£585

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Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£585-£585

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Yore View

3 star rating

Moorcock Cottages near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£367-£660

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Moorcock Cottages near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£367-£660

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

Chapel Cottage

4 star rating

Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£325-£625

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Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£325-£625

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