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Postcode: DL8 | code search
Population: 1200
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Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel
"Charming hotel but came down to dinner at 7 pm and they did not take order until 8 pm. same at breakfast ..waiting 30 minutes. The owner had guests and ..." More

Bainbridge Ings Caravan & Camping Site
"What a lovely quiet site. All caravans and tents spread out, not overcrowded. Large play areas for the kids to play by the caravans. 15-20 min walk into Hawes. Will ..." More

Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel
"I found the service exemplary. The rooms, food and furnishings were first class. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Date visited: August 2004 ..." More

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With a grand total of 1,180 residents at the last census Hawes is the capital of the Dales, centrally located within the National Park, and easy to get to via the A684 from the M6 to the west or the A1 to the east, though once off those arterial highways don’t expect to race there. The town’s name is said to mean the pass between the mountains, referring to Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, and at 850 feet it is the highest market town in the country. The town centre itself has not lost any charm, with grey stone cottages and grander buildings that once formed the backdrop for elements of the TV series All Creatures Great and Small, and there are plenty of small shops and places to eat for travellers to the area. But this is still very much a working town: there is a farmers’ mart as well as a Tuesday market; the biggest employer is the Wensleydale creamery; and most fascinating of all, there is a traditional rope-making company. The creamery and the rope-maker have facilities to welcome visitors. Walkers will love the area, which has a plethora of paths and out-of-the-way routes to explore. There are some serious hills for those equipped physically and practically to climb them – this is high up, and the weather can change rapidly, so be prepared. Hawes also stands on the 250-mile Pennine Way, and makes a comfortable way station for those attempting that epic trip. For those wanting to leave the car behind Hawes is only four miles from Garsdale station on the wonderful Settle-Carlisle line. Information can be garnered on the walks and other attractions at the National Park Visitor Centre in the town. One local sight not to be missed is Hardraw Force, England’s highest single-drop waterfall. Painted by Turner and visited by Wordsworth, this is something that has to be fitted in to any visit to Hawes.


Dales Countryside Museum
Wensleydale Creamery


Bainbridge Ings Caravan & Camping Site


Dental Surgery


The Holme Health Centre

Estate Agent

Black Horse Agencies - Renton & Renton
John Blackie & Associates


White Hart Inn

Pub and Bar

Green Dragon Inn


Hawes Community Primary School


David Gall Solicitor
Richard Johnson & Partners


Hawes Ropemaker
Flairs and Graces
J & E Hogg Ltd

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White Hart Inn (0.08 miles)

White Hart Inn

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The White Hart is friendly, family run Traditional Country Inn situated in the heart of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire dales National Park. Hawes is one of Englands highest Market towns ... More

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Stone House Hotel (0.73 miles)

Stone House Hotel

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The Stone House Hotel is a fine country house superbly located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Its stunning location together with quality accommodation and delicious food ... More

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Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel (1.14 miles)

Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel
Set in magnificent countryside near the market town of Hawes in Upper Wensleydale, Simonstone Hall has spectacular views over the dale. Some of our rooms have four poster or french Sleigh Beds and all ... More | visit website
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Thorney Mire Barn (1.36 miles)

Thorney Mire Barn
Thorney Mire Barn is an award winning Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Wensleydale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Visit England has awarded us 5 Stars and their prestigious Gold Award. We have 3 ... More | visit website
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Stoney End (4.11 miles)

Stoney End
Situated in a quiet backwater away from the hustle and bustle of daily life Stoney End is a Grade 2 Listed Building dating back to the seventeenth century, originally providing a barn for the neighbouring ... More | visit website
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Rowleth End (7.68 miles)

Rowleth End

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Relax in style at this 1920s residence in the heart of Upper Swaledale. Rowleth End is a 1920’s Art Deco styled residence of grace and charm. Each of its ... More

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George & Dragon Inn (8.09 miles)

George & Dragon Inn
This 17th Century Coaching Inn is perfectly located for exploring Wensleydale and touring far and wide around the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. John and Collette will give you a warm welcome serving real local ales ... More | visit website
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Wheatsheaf Hotel Wensleydale (8.34 miles)

Wheatsheaf Hotel Wensleydale
The Wheatsheaf is a core part of community life and is well supported and much appreciated by a strong local trade. Add to this our excellent all-ensuite accommodation and you begin to build a picture of ... More | visit website
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Aysgarth Falls Hotel (8.59 miles)

Aysgarth Falls Hotel
The Aysgarth Falls Hotel is situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park and set in five acres of grounds that sit above the famous Aysgarth Falls in the heart of Wensleydale. The hotel itself ... More | visit website
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Swaledale Cottages (10.31 miles)

Swaledale Cottages
Three traditional comfortable cosy cottages, all of them different. Set in the most spectacular of Dales, Swaledale, with its historic castle and cobbled streets in Richmond. Villages with cosy tearooms where you can ... More | visit website

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