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.

Little Welham

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£337-£630

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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Penhill

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£395-£759

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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Crayke House

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Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£495-£1115

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Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£495-£1115

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The Nunnery

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West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£596

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West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

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Pear Tree Cottage and The Granary

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East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£1079-£2325

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East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£1079-£2325

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Barn Owl Cottage

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£446-£830

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£446-£830

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Cottontail Cottage

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Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£399-£739

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Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£399-£739

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Beck View

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£409-£795

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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Pry House Farm Cottages - The Stable

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£369-£609

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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Johnnie’s Cottage

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Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£325-£595

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Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£325-£595

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Harvester Cottages - Mr Wetherell’s Cottage

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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£538-£1385

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Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

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Wood’s Barn

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Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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£419-£885

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Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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Paddock House

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£615-£1245

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£615-£1245

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Cattlemarket Cottage

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£300-£630

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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High House

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£349-£635

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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