Hawes, Yorkshire

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Hawes, Yorkshire is a small and charming market town with plenty of attractions, situated in a beautiful and tranquil setting.

Things to do in Hawes, Yorkshire

A key attraction in Hawes is the spectacular Hardraw Force, a dramatic sight. It is England’s largest single-drop waterfall standing at an impressive 100 metres. Embark on one of many Hawes walks to soak up the magnificent scenery of the area. When it comes to cultural things to do in Hawes, the town is home to the Wensleydale Creamery, where visitors can discover the fascinating production journey.

Uncover more culture and local heritage in the Dales Countryside Museum. Split your day up with a refreshing drink in one of the many charming pubs in Hawes. Hawes restaurants are equally delightful, with a range of spots to enjoy a hearty meal after an action-packed day.

Things to do in Hawes’ Outskirts

In terms of things to do near Hawes, there are so many charming towns and villages surrounding the Yorkshire Dales which offer amazing days out. Why not explore captivating waterfalls and caves around the village of Ingleton. Discover deep-rooted literature around the renowned and rural Bronte County. Or, visit the bustling city of Ripon, or the historic market town of Skipton. Other locations worth a visit include Leyburn, Middleham, Sedbergh, and Pateley Bridge.

Our useful things to do guide offers you a wide range of things to do in Hawes…

  • Cotter Force, near Hawes

    Cotter Force

    Yorkshire Dales
    United Kingdom
    DL8 3LR

    If you’re staying in the Yorkshire Dales and want to visit an accessible waterfall, we recommend heading to Cotter Force. You can find this cascade along the A684.

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    Dales Countryside Museum

    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Station Yard
    Burtersett Rd
    DL8 3NT

    01969 666210

    For a fascinating insight into the Yorkshire Dales, step into this intriguing museum with lots of interesting and exciting interactions for the whole family to enjoy.

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  • Ingleton falls waterfall

    Hardraw Force

    DL8 3LZ

    01969 667572

    England’s largest drop waterfall, standing at 100ft, is a spectacular natural landscape with its own heritage centre located on site.

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    Low Mill Outdoor Centre

    Station Road
    DL8 3HZ


    If you want to enjoy a day trying new activities in the outdoors, be sure to venture to Low Mill Outdoor Centre. This non-profit Charity Trust runs outdoor experiences throughout the year, from gorge walking to orienteering.

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  • Semerwater, Yorkshire Dales


    Low Blean Farm
    North Yorkshire
    DL8 3DJ

    01969 650436

    Semerwater is the second-largest lake in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a stunning sight to see. Perfect for walking and fishing!

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    Stacey Moore Art Gallery

    Stacey Moore Art
    Market Place Hawes
    Market Pl
    DL8 3QX

    01969 667146

    If you want to view eye-catching artwork depicting the Yorkshire countryside during a visit to Hawes, Stacey Moore Art Gallery should be at the top of your list. This local artist’s pieces are well worth seeing!

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  • Eyam Museum

    Wensleydale Creamery

    Gayle Ln
    DL8 3RN

    01969 667664

    Discover the wonderful, cheesy home of the world renowned Wensleydale Cheese where you can experience the production process and witness exciting demonstrations.

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