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.

Rosemary Cottage

4 star rating

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£449-£1119

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£449-£1119

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

Fossdale House

3 star rating

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£680-£1299

3 star rating
Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£680-£1299

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Longdale Cottage

4 star rating

Marsett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£379-£775

4 star rating
Marsett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£775

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

Watermill Cottage

4 star rating

Little Crakehall near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£415-£795

4 star rating
Little Crakehall near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£415-£795

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

Swallowdale

4 star rating

Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£620-£1089

4 star rating
Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£620-£1089

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Cattlemarket Cottage

3 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£390-£649

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£390-£649

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

The Annexe

4 star rating

Jervaulx, near Ripon, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£485-£1159

4 star rating
Jervaulx, near Ripon, Wensleydale & Area

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£485-£1159

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

Ham Hall Cottages - Primrose Cottage

5 star rating

Scruton, near Northallerton, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£465-£649

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Scruton, near Northallerton, Wensleydale & Area

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£465-£649

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

Cherry Tree Cottage

4 star rating

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£585-£1439

4 star rating
Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

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£585-£1439

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

Harvester Cottages - Bell’s Barn

5 star rating

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£375-£949

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£949

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

Thirdale House

0 star rating

Carlton-in-Coverdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£805-£1745

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Carlton-in-Coverdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£805-£1745

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Minton Cottage

4 star rating

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£289-£835

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£289-£835

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

Coach House

3 star rating

West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£309-£835

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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£309-£835

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

Gayle Farmhouse

3 star rating

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£429-£779

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Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£429-£779

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

Thornhill Cottage

3 star rating

Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£355-£365

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Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

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£355-£365

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