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Things To Do In Hawes

Wensleydale & Beyond

We have a vast array of tourist attraction on our door step, here are just a few that you may like to visit during your stay at ​The Fountain Hotel in Hawes.

​Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre (Hawes)

Enjoy the Wensleydale Cheese experience, from learning the history, watching the cheese being made to finally enjoying the many delicious cheeses available to try in the on site cheese shop. Calverts Restaurant and the 1897 coffee shop serve hot snacks and meals everyday. You can also pick up a gift in our gift shop.

​The Gayle Mill Experience (Hawes)

Restored working 19th Century sawmill. Woodworking products - Handcrafts - Activity Days​

​​The Dales Countryside Museum (Hawes)​

The holds exhibitions and events throughout the year showcasing the lives of the Dales people.​

​Outhwaite Ropemakers (Hawes)

See traditional rope being made​.  With a variety of rope products available to purchase on site. Including dog leads. Free admission. 

​Whitescar Caves (Ingleton)

Just a short drive from Hawes you will find White Scar Caves, Britain's Longest show cave.  Explore this hidden world beneath one of the Yorkshire Peaks, Ingleborough.  This is an experience not to be missed. Open daily, Feb - October.

​Bolton Cas​tle (Redmire)

One of our country's best preserved Medieval Castles here in the heart of Wensleydale. Tour the Castle and Gardens and enjoy the medieval experience.

​Black Sheep Brewery Visitors Centre

Visitors can see the traditional brew house and fermenting rooms, experience the Black sheep brewing process and end your visit with a glass of beer in the on-site Bistro and Bar.

​Theakstons Peculier Visitors Centre

Experience the craft and skill that goes into brewing these beers, then sample the ales in our brewery tap where there is always 6 different Theakston ales available to try. Open daily from 10.30am.

​Cycling in the Dales 

Stage 1 cycles have bikes to hire or purchase for both mountain  and road use.​Spares and repairs also available.  Complete with Firebox Cafe for delicious cakes and coffee.

​Walking in the Dales

There are many fantastic walks in Wensleydale taking in breath taking scenery from Hardraw falls Britian's highest single drop water fall to Great Shunner Fell looking down to Hawes. What better way to end a day of walking in the dales but with a pint and a friendly welcome at the Fountain Hotel Hawes.


01969 667 206



The Fountain Hotel
Market Place Hawes
North Yorkshire

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