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.

The Granary

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Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£545-£1009

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Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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Penhill

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£409-£679

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£409-£679

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Barn Owl Cottage

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£465-£859

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£465-£859

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The Old Chapel

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Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£555-£1209

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Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£555-£1209

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The Nunnery

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£0-£596

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£596

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Bridge End Cottage

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West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£339-£505

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West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£339-£505

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Swallowdale

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Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£625-£1089

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Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£625-£1089

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

Dales Pause

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Bedale, near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£475-£735

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Bedale, near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£475-£735

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

Corner Cottage

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Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£285-£539

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Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£285-£539

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Chapel Cottage

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Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£339-£619

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Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£339-£619

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Holly Cottage

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Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£355-£869

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Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

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£355-£869

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

Wheatside Apartment

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Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£379-£519

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Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£519

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Robin Hill

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Aysgarth, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£339-£619

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Aysgarth, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£339-£619

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House on the Hill

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£519-£819

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£519-£819

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Corner Cottage

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£369-£569

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£369-£569

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