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.

Garsdale Cottage

3 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£365-£719

3 star rating
Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£365-£719

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

Swallows Nest

4 star rating

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£489-£1009

4 star rating
Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£489-£1009

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

Stables End

3 star rating

Conistone with Kilnsey, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£339-£625

3 star rating
Conistone with Kilnsey, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£339-£625

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

Cam Beck Cottage

4 star rating

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£419-£849

4 star rating
Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£419-£849

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

Farfield House

3 star rating

Hetton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£478-£900

3 star rating
Hetton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£478-£900

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Dale Head Cottage

3 star rating

Buckden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£319-£755

3 star rating
Buckden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£319-£755

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

Greystones

4 star rating

Conistone, Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£565-£1095

4 star rating
Conistone, Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£565-£1095

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

Spion Cop

4 star rating

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£320-£500

4 star rating
Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£320-£500

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

Fountain House

5 star rating

Linton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£965-£1995

5 star rating
Linton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£965-£1995

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Calton Cottage

3 star rating

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£465-£925

3 star rating
Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£465-£925

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

Ivy Cottage

4 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£455-£915

4 star rating
Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£455-£915

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

Dipper Fold

4 star rating

Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£655-£1715

4 star rating
Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£655-£1715

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Amerdale Cottage

4 star rating

Kettlewell, near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£474-£700

4 star rating
Kettlewell, near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

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£474-£700

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

Elbeck

4 star rating

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£320-£500

4 star rating
Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£320-£500

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

Turf Cottage

0 star rating

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£349-£685

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Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£349-£685

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