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Mr Breslin, Stamford, Lincolnshire, June 2013
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Traditionally made cheese, a hardy breed of sheep, England's fastest flowing river and dazzling wildflower meadows…just a few things this remote northern dale is famous for. If you fancy escaping the 9-to-5 routine, try a Swaledale cottage.
Whatever the season, this scenically spectacular valley never fails to impress. Stay in spring and don't miss a trip to Thwaite, when its protected hay and wildflower meadows transform the landscape into a riot of colour. For sweeping 360-degree views, enjoy a tipple in Britain's highest pub, the legendary Till Hill Inn.
From gentle rambles to day-long treks, miles of trails weave across the countryside. Follow the walks of writer, Alfred Wainwright, who studied the area in great detail or, for interesting circular walks and welcome refreshments, head for Reeth, Swaledale's charming 'capital'.
The region is steeped in history and folklore, with remnants from the Vikings, Romans and other such characters - even today village place names and the local dialect reflect the Viking tongue. Learn about the lead-mining industry at the Swaledale Museum and the skills of the blacksmith at the Old Working Smithy Museum.
Love music? The Swaledale Festival showcases all kinds of musical performances and is a great time to plan a stay in a Swaledale cottage. And remember to sample some tasty Swaledale Cheese, thought to have been introduced by Norman monks back in the 11th Century.
So for outdoor fun at its best or simply a place to relax and unwind, retreat to one of our Swaledale cottages soon!
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Bill's Place | Bainbridge near Hawes | Yorkshire Dales - South
Looking for cottages in Yorkshire? This picturesque 200 year old cottage overlooking the village green in Bainbridge is ideal. Hawes 4 miles.
13 Flints Terrace | Richmond, Swaledale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Stone terraced cottage on the edge of Richmond, 10 mins walk from town centre. Quiet location, woodburner, traditional accommodation. Lovely area for walking and touring. Barnard Castle 10 miles.
Eastburn Cottage | Newbiggin near Leyburn | Yorkshire Dales - South
17th century, Grade II listed Newbiggin cottage, close to pub in lovely National Park village. Woodburner, character accommodation, ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Leyburn 7 miles.
Beckside Cottage | Spennithorne near Leyburn | Yorkshire Dales - South
A stone-built cottage in the village of Spennithorne. Double bedroom with en-suite shower. Shared mature garden. Close to many tourist attractions. Leyburn and Middleham 2 miles.
Highbeck Cottage | Coverham near Middleham | Yorkshire Dales - South
Charming Middleham cottage, on working stables in hamlet of Coverham. Open fire, cosy accommodation, garden with furniture, pet welcome. Leyburn 3 miles.
Cartmel Cottage | Middleham, Wensleydale | Yorkshire Dales - South
Lovely Middleham cottage close to market square and amenities. Cosy romantic retreat with beamed ceiling, open plan living area and cottage garden. Leyburn 2.5 miles.
The Coach House | Middleham, Wensleydale | Yorkshire Dales - South
Delightful stone built, semi-detached cottage. Featuring oak beams, roof top terrace and with a beautiful 11th century castle next door. Leyburn 2.5 miles.
White Rose Cottage | Middleham, Wensleydale | Yorkshire Dales - South
A stone-built cottage in the town of Middleham. Romantic retreat, open fire. Pet-friendly. Walks in the area. Leyburn 2.5 miles.
In and Out Cottage | Middleham, Wensleydale | Yorkshire Dales - South
Wensleydale cottage off market square in Middleham. ‘Upside down’ accommodation. Open fire, beams and stonework. Amenities on doorstep. Ideal romantic location. Leyburn 2.5 miles.
Black Barn | Boldron near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Superb detached Yorkshire Dales cottage in unrivalled countryside location in Boldron. Woodburner, country views, ideal for Dales and Northumberland. Barnard Castle 2 miles.