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.

Paddock House

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£565-£1275

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£565-£1275

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Beck View

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£385-£795

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£385-£795

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

Springwood

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Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£362-£880

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Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£362-£880

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

Stonesdale

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£552-£1510

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£552-£1510

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Harvester Cottages - Mr Wetherell’s Cottage

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£429-£1385

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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£429-£1385

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

Middle Cottage

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£265-£576

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£265-£576

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

Bushby Cottage

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Hardraw near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • 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

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

Wheatside Apartment

4 star rating

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£319-£636

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Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£319-£636

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

Carriage House

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West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

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

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£359-£754

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West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

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£359-£754

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

Chapel End

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£425-£880

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£425-£880

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

Stags Fell Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£369-£790

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£369-£790

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

Yore View

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Moorcock Cottages near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£364-£660

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Moorcock Cottages near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£364-£660

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

Curlew Barn

4 star rating

near Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£379-£759

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near Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£759

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

Wood’s Barn

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Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£345-£885

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Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£885

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

Red Barn

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£265-£790

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£265-£790

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