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.

Kelvin House

4 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£489-£1059

4 star rating
Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£489-£1059

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

Hilltop Barn

5 star rating

Starbotton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£535-£1415

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Starbotton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£535-£1415

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

Grisedale Coach House

4 star rating

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£595-£1735

4 star rating
Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£595-£1735

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Skirfare

4 star rating

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£600-£1129

4 star rating
Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£600-£1129

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Linton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£335-£735

3 star rating
Linton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£335-£735

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

Spion Cop

4 star rating

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£330-£519

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Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£330-£519

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

Poppy Cottage

4 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£399-£695

4 star rating
Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£399-£695

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

Cam Cottage

4 star rating

Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£829-£1079

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Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£829-£1079

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

Arncliffe House Farm

4 star rating

Starbotton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£464-£829

4 star rating
Starbotton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£464-£829

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

Ivy Cottage

4 star rating

Starbotton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£349-£945

4 star rating
Starbotton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£349-£945

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Ladycroft Cottage

4 star rating

Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£335-£695

4 star rating
Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£335-£695

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

Ashfield

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£319-£689

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£319-£689

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Tophams Laithe

4 star rating

Conistone with Kilnsey, Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£289-£825

4 star rating
Conistone with Kilnsey, Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£289-£825

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

Garside

3 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£275-£615

3 star rating
Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£275-£615

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

Tom’s Barn

5 star rating

Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£465-£1099

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Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£465-£1099

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