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.

Harvester Cottages - Mr Wetherell’s Cottage

5 star rating

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£489-£1255

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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£489-£1255

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The Bolthole

4 star rating

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£289-£605

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Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£289-£605

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

3 Winville Mews

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Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£359-£725

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Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£359-£725

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

The Barnhouse

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£535-£1335

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£535-£1335

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

South View

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Thoralby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£549-£1545

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Thoralby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£549-£1545

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Beck House

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Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£379-£609

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Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£609

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

Honeycott at Hawes - Honeycott Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£0-£565

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£565

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

Poppy’s Footprint

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire , Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£323-£608

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire , Wensleydale & Area

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£323-£608

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

Pear Tree Cottage and The Granary

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East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£1129-£2399

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East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£1129-£2399

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Robin Hill

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Aysgarth, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£349-£639

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Aysgarth, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£349-£639

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

Bankside

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Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£415-£855

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Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£415-£855

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Hillsborough

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£339-£705

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£339-£705

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East House Farm

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Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£489-£1325

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Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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£489-£1325

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

Barbican Cottage

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£459-£1039

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£459-£1039

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

Millstone Cottage

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Thornton Watlass near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£320-£589

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Thornton Watlass near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£320-£589

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