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.

Robin Hill

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Aysgarth, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£645

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Aysgarth, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£645

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Church View Cottage

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Fearby near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£355-£625

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Fearby near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£355-£625

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Winville Cottage

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£415-£749

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£415-£749

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Tiplady Cottage

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£399-£699

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£399-£699

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Tarn House

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Widdale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£365-£975

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Widdale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£365-£975

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Bridge End Cottage

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West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£265-£495

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West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£265-£495

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Vale Cottage

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£675

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£675

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High House

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Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£325-£679

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Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£325-£679

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Minton Cottage

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£325-£765

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£325-£765

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Bainbridge Ings House

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£539-£979

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£539-£979

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

Burnside View

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£335-£759

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£335-£759

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Skellgill House

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£348-£880

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£348-£880

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Watermill Cottage

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Little Crakehall near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£369-£730

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Little Crakehall near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£369-£730

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Chapel End

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£425-£880

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£425-£880

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Curlew Cottage

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Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£326-£600

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Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£326-£600

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