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.

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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£495-£1905

4 star rating
Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£495-£1905

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

Dale House

3 star rating

Kettlewell, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 18
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1919-£4829

3 star rating
Kettlewell, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£1919-£4829

Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8 Pets: 0

Coach House Cottage

3 star rating

Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£305-£655

3 star rating
Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

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£305-£655

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

Calton Cottage

3 star rating

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£349-£1125

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Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£349-£1125

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

Holly Cottage

3 star rating

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£659-£1445

3 star rating
Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£659-£1445

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

Monkey Cottage

3 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£315-£1179

3 star rating
Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£315-£1179

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

Rooftops

4 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£465-£1065

4 star rating
Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£465-£1065

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

Grisedale Stables

4 star rating

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£399-£1255

4 star rating
Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£399-£1255

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

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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£405-£845

4 star rating
Starbotton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£405-£845

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

Monkholme View

4 star rating

Threshfield, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£695-£1859

4 star rating
Threshfield, Wharfedale & Area

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£695-£1859

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

Sikes Laithe

3 star rating

Kilnsey near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£709-£1845

3 star rating
Kilnsey near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£709-£1845

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Browsbank

5 star rating

Linton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£475-£1199

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Linton, Wharfedale & Area

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£475-£1199

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

The Well House

4 star rating

Starbotton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£549-£1355

4 star rating
Starbotton, Wharfedale & Area

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£549-£1355

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

Poppy Cottage

4 star rating

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£335-£1069

4 star rating
Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£335-£1069

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

Covercote at Horsehouse

4 star rating

Horsehouse, near Leyburn, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£869-£2119

4 star rating
Horsehouse, near Leyburn, Wharfedale & Area

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£869-£2119

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2