small market town of Hawes in the lovely scenery of the remote Yorkshire
Dales is the focus of the surrounding countryside's farming based population
and supports a wide range of shops and businesses providing for the needs
of the local population and that of the thousands of visitors to the area each
Wensleydale is famous for its crumbly white cheese, which is made in Hawes
with milk from local farms. Hawes is also a holiday destination of longstanding
with walkers, ramblers and families. The Settle-Carlisle
Railway, six miles away at Garsdale station, connects our area with the attractive
Eden Valley, as well as Ribblesdale and the Three Peaks area.
The little white bus connects Garsdale station to Hawes.
Click here for a timetable. Hotels, guest
houses, B&Bs and holiday cottages provide accommodation all the year round;
caravan and camping holidays are popular too.
There are a number a number of attractions nearby, the Ropeworks is
an ideal place to visit for an interesting day out. Just across the road is
a craft gallery and adjacent to that is a delightful playground which is ideal
for those visitors with young children.
The award winning Dales Countryside Museum is just 100 yards away on the other
side of the car park and the famous Wensleydale creamery, with its own visitor
center, is also just a short distance away. Other nearby attractions include,
Hardraw Falls, boasting the longest single drop in the country
and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs. For more details of local
attractions or places to stay in the area click here.
Visitors are welcome to come and watch us at work; we are open all year round 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday
(except Christmas and New year and Bank Holidays).
For up-to-date information about opening hours either email
us or telephone us on Wensleydale (01969) 667487 or any Tourist Information