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.

Winville Cottage

3 star rating

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£349-£749

3 star rating
Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£349-£749

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Riverdale

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£385-£936

4 star rating
Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£385-£936

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

Lightfoot House

3 star rating

Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£289-£650

3 star rating
Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£289-£650

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

Weatherfell Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£405-£855

4 star rating
Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£405-£855

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Oak Cottage

4 star rating

Buckden, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£445-£835

4 star rating
Buckden, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£445-£835

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Bloomers Bothy

3 star rating

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£279-£489

3 star rating
Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£279-£489

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

Pound Cottage

3 star rating

Newbiggin, near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£355-£626

3 star rating
Newbiggin, near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£355-£626

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

Cattlemarket Cottage

0 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£292-£630

0 star rating
Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£292-£630

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Johnnie’s Cottage

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£309-£595

4 star rating
Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£309-£595

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

Brackenberry Cottage

3 star rating

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£350-£590

3 star rating
Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£350-£590

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

Dales Cottage

3 star rating

Appersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£295-£765

3 star rating
Appersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£295-£765

Sleeps: 4 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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£404-£940

4 star rating
Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£404-£940

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

Corner Cottage

3 star rating

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£239-£519

3 star rating
Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£239-£519

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

Fell Cottage

0 star rating

Marsett, near Lake Semerwater, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£339-£749

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Marsett, near Lake Semerwater, Wensleydale & Area

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£339-£749

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

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-£720

4 star rating
Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£720

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