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.

Chamber End Fold

4 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£459-£955

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Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£459-£955

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

Garsdale Cottage

3 star rating

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£335-£839

3 star rating
Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£335-£839

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

Inglenook Cottage

4 star rating

Linton Falls, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£575-£2125

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Linton Falls, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£575-£2125

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Westgarth

4 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£535-£935

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Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£535-£935

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

The Old Chapel

4 star rating

Horsehouse, near Leyburn, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£495-£1395

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Horsehouse, near Leyburn, Wharfedale & Area

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£495-£1395

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

Inglenook Cottage

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Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£519-£1435

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Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£519-£1435

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Linton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£295-£1025

3 star rating
Linton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£295-£1025

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

Farfield House

3 star rating

Hetton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£465-£979

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Hetton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

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£465-£979

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

Clematis Cottage

4 star rating

Burnsall, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£565-£1255

4 star rating
Burnsall, Wharfedale & Area

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£565-£1255

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Cam Beck Cottage

4 star rating

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£549-£1115

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Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

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£549-£1115

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

Polly’s Fold

3 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£315-£635

3 star rating
Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£315-£635

Sleeps: 2 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: 2

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£1175-£2589

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Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£1175-£2589

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Mill Barn

4 star rating

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£385-£775

4 star rating
Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£385-£775

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

Grisedale Barn

4 star rating

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£729-£2375

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Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£729-£2375

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Sycamore Cottage

4 star rating

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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

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£765-£1565

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Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

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£765-£1565

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