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.

Dales Cottage

3 star rating

Appersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£325-£775

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Appersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£325-£775

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Wren Cottage

4 star rating

Patrick Brompton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£365-£715

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Patrick Brompton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£365-£715

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

Manor Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£407-£760

4 star rating
Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£407-£760

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

Sybil’s Cottage

4 star rating

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 4

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£350-£590

4 star rating
Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£350-£590

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 4

Ingleby Lodge

4 star rating

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1208-£2590

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Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£1208-£2590

Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 2

Daisy Cottage

4 star rating

Scruton, near Northallerton, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£515-£745

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Scruton, near Northallerton, Wensleydale & Area

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£515-£745

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

The Granary

4 star rating

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£518-£980

4 star rating
Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£518-£980

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

Prospect House

5 star rating

Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£1343

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Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£1343

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Gill Edge Cottages - 2 Gill Edge Cottages

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£0-£719

4 star rating
Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£719

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

Pry House Farm Cottages - The Sheep Fold

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£455-£779

4 star rating
Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£455-£779

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

Gayle Farmhouse

3 star rating

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£407-£740

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Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£407-£740

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

Coach House

3 star rating

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

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

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£319-£778

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

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£319-£778

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

Corner Cottage

3 star rating

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£275-£535

3 star rating
Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£275-£535

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

Waterfall Cottage

3 star rating

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£339-£705

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

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£339-£705

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

Green View Cottage

4 star rating

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 4

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£480-£940

4 star rating
Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£480-£940

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 4