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.

Halton Gill Cottage

3 star rating

Halton Gill near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£300-£529

3 star rating
Halton Gill near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

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£300-£529

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

Farfield House

3 star rating

Hetton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£529-£959

3 star rating
Hetton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£529-£959

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

Garside

3 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£275-£605

3 star rating
Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£275-£605

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 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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£849-£2319

5 star rating
Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£849-£2319

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 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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£395-£825

4 star rating
Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£395-£825

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

Nethergill Farm - Byre

4 star rating

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£565-£1019

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Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wharfedale & Area

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£565-£1019

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

Foss Gill

3 star rating

Starbotton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£345-£769

3 star rating
Starbotton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£345-£769

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

Ashfield

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£449-£635

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£449-£635

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

Swallows Nest

4 star rating

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£425-£1025

4 star rating
Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£425-£1025

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

Valley View

4 star rating

Burnsall, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£415-£889

4 star rating
Burnsall, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£415-£889

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

Westgarth

3 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£509-£819

3 star rating
Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£509-£819

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

Ivy Cottage

4 star rating

Starbotton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£385-£879

4 star rating
Starbotton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£385-£879

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

Fold House

4 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£0-£0

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

Riverdale

5 star rating

Riverside, Hawkswick, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£919-£2009

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Riverside, Hawkswick, Wharfedale & Area

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£919-£2009

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Nethergill Farm - Hay Mew

4 star rating

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£565-£1019

4 star rating
Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wharfedale & Area

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£565-£1019

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