Wharfedale and Area

Enjoy some of the longest and most beautiful valleys in the Yorkshire Dales...

Beautiful Wharfedale is one of the longest valleys in the Yorkshire Dales and it has a surprise in store for those who follow it southwards.


The River Wharfe rises on high moors and tumbles through the tiny villages of Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme, last resting place of the writer JB Priestley. Then it's on to Buckden, where Wharfedale properly begins.

But this is a Yorkshire dale of two landscapes. To the north, Upper Wharfedale is about high moors and more robust countryside, while Lower Wharfedale, beginning at the villages of Grassington and Threshfield, is very different. The land changes from high moor to a rich river valley with green and lush woodland - unusual in the Dales - with rocky outcrops. One of the most famous is Kilnsey Crag, near the village of Kilnsey. The dramatic overhanging limestone crag has long been a favourite with climbers.

On the hills above the River Wharfe, the remains of Iron Age and Bronze Age settlements and burial cairns can still be seen.

Passing between Grassington and Threshfield, the valley heads down to Burnsall, the waterfalls at The Strid and to the striking remains of beautiful Bolton Abbey.

Lower Wharfedale is a great place for nature lovers. The action of glaciers during the last Ice Age, plus hundreds of years of farming, have created many wildlife habitats. There are hillside streams, rocky limestone outcrops, grass meadows, bogs and dry-stone walls, all to be seen and enjoyed.

The Old Chapel

4 star rating

Horsehouse, near Leyburn, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£429-£1035

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Horsehouse, near Leyburn, Wharfedale & Area

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£429-£1035

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

Flatts Barn

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£505-£1366

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£505-£1366

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

Prospect Cottage

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Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£519-£1175

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Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£519-£1175

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Skirfare

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Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£577-£1090

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Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£577-£1090

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

Calton Cottage

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Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£389-£935

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Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£389-£935

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

Thors Ghyll

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£785-£2225

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£785-£2225

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Sandhams

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Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£320-£500

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Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£320-£500

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

Halton Gill Cottage

3 star rating

Halton Gill near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£292-£510

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Halton Gill near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

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£292-£510

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

Inglenook Cottage

4 star rating

Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£525-£1225

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Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£525-£1225

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Dale View

3 star rating

Buckden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£319-£750

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Buckden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£319-£750

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Hardy Apartment

3 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£275-£626

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Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£275-£626

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Honey Pot

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Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£320-£500

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Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£320-£500

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Polly’s Fold

3 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£363-£580

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Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£363-£580

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

Little Brook Cottage

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Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£413-£760

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Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£413-£760

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Garsdale Cottage

3 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£305-£775

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Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£305-£775

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