Around and about Hawes

Children’s Playground  Leaving Bainbridge Ings going to Hawes, you will find the playground on your left just before you enter the one-way system into Hawes.

Wensleydale Creamery Enjoy a Taste of Yorkshire at Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre also have a bite to eat in the café or restaurant.

Gayle Mill  Is a great day out for the whole family. With tours and workshops to enjoy.

Dales Countryside MuseumTells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years. With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages to see and do, the Museum offers the chance to discover what is so unique about the Yorkshire Dales and make your visit to the area special.

Rope Makers They are a rope making business creating rope for commercial and domestic purpose. They create personalised stair and banister rope, barrier rope systems, dog leads and halters as well as mass produced braided rope.

Churches  St. Margaret Church of England

Attractions and walks a little further afield

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail  The four and half mile waterfalls boasts some of the most spectacular water and oak woodland scenery in the UK.

Water falls  Aysgarth Falls – Hardraw Force – Aysgill Force – Redmire Force – Richmond Falls just a few to enjoy.

Castles and Abbeys  Bolton castle – Richmond Castle – Jervaulx Abbey – Middleham Castle

The Forbidden Corner  Is a maze filled with oddities such as the temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a very large translucent glass pyramid and extraordinary statues.

Thorp Perrow  Arboretum, woodland garden, Birds of Prey & Mammal centre.  Set in 100 acres of woodland walks and trails to explore.  Daily flying displays by the birds of prey, tearooms and children’s play area. Open all year.  Check website for Winter/summer opening times and for admission fees:

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Masham   The visitor centre has a family friendly Bistro and Baa…r where visitors can sample the award winning ales.  The brewery also holds tours demonstrating the traditional brewing methods still used to produce the local ale. 4 miles away.

Wensleydale Railway  An authentic heritage railway offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales, with lots to see and do along the way. 01677 425805

Nearby Towns and villages to Visit

Kirby Lonsdale  24 miles away. Kirkby Lonsdale is a famously picturesque Cumbrian town, renowned for its photogenic charm, but its most enchanting aspect is possibly the one glimpsed from the foot of Collier’s Lane in High Casterton. This elevated vantage point to the east of the River Lune offers a tantalising vista of the town as it must have appeared to travellers for centuries: an enchanting network of mellow stone edifices separated by narrow cobbled lanes and framed by a pastoral landscape of rare beauty.
The splendid historic buildings – many dating back hundreds of years – that line the Kirkby Lonsdale quaint streets and squares now accommodate an impressive range of independent shops, cafes, pubs, hotels and restaurants, together offering a unique experience that’s increasingly difficult to find on the modern high street.

Masham  26 miles away.  The historic market town of Masham, set in lower Wensleydale boasts the largest market square in Yorkshire which holds a market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.  With cafes and art galleries, Masham is famous for its family-run breweries and annual sheep fair.

Ripon  35 miles away. Famous as an old Cathedral City where monasteries have stood since the 7th Century.  The old city of Ripon is filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs, and also boasts many historical buildings and museums.  A market is held every Thursday on the Ripon market square next to its 300 year old Obelisk, where the Hornblower will sound his horn at 9 o’clock every night.

Bedale 27 miles away. A Historic small market town steeped in centuries of history, some of which can be found in the local Museum. This market town with a wonderful wide long market street (market day is Tuesday) is filled with interesting Churches, Shops, Hotels and various Craft and Antique Shops, along with a good selection of Cafes and Pubs.

Northallerton  35 miles away. With good shops along its attractive wide highstreet, Northallerton is a very attractive town with good facilities.  Also boasting a beautifully restored Betty’s tearoom -which usually has a shorter queue than Harrogate!

Leyburn  16 miles away. With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, unusual local shops and cafés, traditional pubs and a weekly market, it’s an ideal base for walking, sightseeing, or just watching the world go by.

Further a Field Places to Visit

Harrogate  46 miles away. With its handsome historic buildings Harrogate is one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. With the famous Betty’s tea room, Turkish Baths, antiques shops and beautiful Valley Gardens it is a must to visit. Excellent shopping and restaurants.

York   79 miles. The ancient walled city has more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK!  Explore York’s Roman, Viking, and medieval heritage plus a wealth of attractions like the iconic York Minster, JORVIK, the National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Cliffords Tower.

Scarborough  104 miles away. With stunning natural beauty and amazing beaches, there are countless attractions and events throughout the year.

Whitby   80 miles away. Whitby is an ancient port with a fascinating history, a ruined abbey and a working harbour. It also has sandy beaches, donkey rides and rock pools, not to mention some of the best fish and chips in the world!


Also do have a look at:

Yorkshire Dales On our doorstep!  For more information on travel and walks around the Dales see

Local attractions visit

Bike Hire Stage 1 Cycles  Bike hire and café, Sales, Service, Spare and guided rides.

Fishing Still Water  Semerwater between Bainbridge and Hawes 01969 650436/650295 Blackburn Farm Trout Fishery Gayle Hawes – 01969 667524

River Fishing  Hawes and High Abbotside 01969 650304 Tickets available from Hawes three Peaks Shop, Crown Hotel.

For more information please call  01969 667354 or email:

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