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.

Lilac Cottage

4 star rating

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£336-£971

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£336-£971

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Lilac Cottage

3 star rating

Sedbusk, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£255-£675

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Sedbusk, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£255-£675

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Plumthwaite

3 star rating

Dent, near Sedbergh, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£340-£655

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Dent, near Sedbergh, Wensleydale & Area

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£340-£655

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Lightfoot House

3 star rating

Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£290-£652

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Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£290-£652

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Stonecroft

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£306-£634

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£306-£634

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Longdale Cottage

4 star rating

Marsett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£297-£679

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Marsett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£297-£679

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Beck House

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Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£310-£575

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Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£310-£575

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

Harvester Cottages - Mr McCormick’s Cottage

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£295-£895

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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£295-£895

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Gill Edge Cottages - 2 Gill Edge Cottages

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Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£0-£719

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Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£719

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Aysgill Cottage

4 star rating

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£374-£654

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Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£374-£654

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

Bloomers Bothy

3 star rating

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£276-£496

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Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£276-£496

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

The Old Chapel

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Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£310-£654

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Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£310-£654

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Red Barn

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£277-£791

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£277-£791

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Stags Fell Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£335-£774

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£335-£774

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

Station House

4 star rating

Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£450-£1176

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Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£450-£1176

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0