Hawes North Yorkshire: Wensleydale Cheese, Hotels & More

Hawes means a ‘pass between mountains’ and it stands between the stunning Buttertubs and Fleet Moss. The small Yorkshire market town of Hawes is one of England’s highest at 850ft (259m) above sea level. Fleet Moss is one of the Yorkshire Dales’ most famous cycling climbs and is noted for being the highest road in the county. With breath-taking scenery, it’s no surprise that Hawes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Things to do in Hawes

Tuesday market attracts locals and tourists – Hawes was first recorded as a marketplace in 1307. Visit the world-famous Wensleydale Cheese Creamery and store and you can also discover the nearby 18th-century water-powered Gayle Mill dating from 1784. Gayle Mill is thought to be the oldest structurally unaltered cotton mill in existence. It was subsequently converted to a working sawmill using electricity generation with original working Victorian turbines, line-shafting and woodworking machinery and is now a working sawmill and traditional craft skills centre.

Hawes Market

Market day is Tuesday in Hawes. They start setting up between 8am and 9am and pack up mid afternoon. There’s a live webcam which overlooks the main market area and the chippy in Hawes.

Hawes Wensleydale Cheese Visitor Centre
Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Car Parks for Your Visit to Hawes

Gayle Lane Car Park. Gayle Lane, Hawes, Yorkshire, DL8 3RQ.

Near Hawes Creamery -this pay and display car park is about 200 metres from the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre and close to Market Square and public toilets where there is very convenient, but limited on/off-street parking.

Hawes National Park Car ParkHawes, Station Yard, Burtersett Road, Hawes, DL8 3NT.

EV charging is available at this car park in Hawes: 2 x 7kW 32A, Type 2 Mennekes.

On the opposite side of this large pay and display car park is the well-known Hawes Ropemakers. This 70 space car park also accommodates coaches. Hawes National Park Centre is housed in the Dales Countryside Museum.

Turfy Hill Car ParkHawes, DL8 3RQ – Long Stay Car Park

  • Total bays: 100
  • Standard bays: 98
  • Disabled bays: 2

Hawes Holiday Cottages

Visit the Hawers Holiday Cottage shop in Hawes: Country Cottage Holidays, Dryden House, Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3RA Tel:01969667654

Hawes is the highest altitude market town in England and provides a great base for a holiday.

EV Charging Points Near to Hawes, North Yorkshire

Travelling around North Yorkshire is a bucket list desire of many people. With the increasing use of electric vehicles, some may be worried if there are any charging points locally. Thankfully there are quite a few! Below we list some of the most common spots so you aren’t caught without the charge you need to continue your journey.

List of EV Charging Points near Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • Stone House Hotel, Sedbusk – DL8 3PT – 2 x 3kW 16A Type 2
  • The Byre & The Dairy, Newbiggin – DL8 3TD – 3 x 3kW 16A Type 2
  • Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth DL8 3TH – 2 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes
  • Inglenook Cottage, West Burton, DL8 4JU – 1 x 3kW 16A Type 2 Mennekes
  • Christian Head Car Park, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4HA – 1 x 43 kW 63A Type 2 Mennekes, 1 x 50kW 125A  JEVS (CHAdeMO), 1 x  50kW 125A  CCS (Combo) GeniePoint
  • Inspired Chocolate, Leyburn Business Park, DL8 5QA – 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes
  • Augill Castle, Kirby Stephen, CA17 4DE – 1 x 3 kW 13A 3-Square pin, 1 x  7kW 32A  Commando ZeroNet
  • Lundholme Farm, Lancaster, LA6 3HN – 1 x 3kW 16A Type 2 Mennekes, 1 x 3kW 16A Type 1
  • Killington Lake South Services, Kendal (M6 Southbound J36-37 ) 2 x 43kW 63A Type 2 Mennekes, 2 x 50 kW 125A JEVS (CHAdeMO), 1 x  50 kW 125A  CCS (Combo) Ecotricity
  • New Road Car Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2AD 1 x 43kW 63A Type 2 Mennekes, 1 x  50kW 125A  JEVS (CHAdeMO), 1 x  50kW 125A  CCS (Combo) GeniePoint
  • Booth’s Supermarket (on A65), Kirby Lonsdale, 4 x 50kW 125A JEVS (CHAdeMO), 4 x  50kW 125A  CCS (Combo) InstaVolt
  • The Courtyard A65

Settle, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD24 9JY

1 x 43kW 63A  Type 2 Mennekes

1 x  50kW 125A  JEVS (CHAdeMO)

1 x  50kW 125A  CCS (Combo)GeniePoint

  • Grassington National Park

Hebden Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 5LB

2 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes Pod Point

  • The Hyning Estate

The Estate Office
LA8 9BX1 x 3kW 16A Type 2 Mennekes

  • Adventure Leisure Vehicles

Tebay Business Park (B6260)
Old Tebay
CA10 3SS

1 x 43kW 63A Type 2 Mennekes
1 x 50kW 125A  JEVS (CHAdeMO)
1 x  50kW 125A  CCS (Combo)BP Pulse

  • Cross Lanes Organic Farm

Cross Lanes
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 9RT1 x 7kW 32A  Type 2 Mennekes Alfa Power

  • Tebay Motorway Services M6 (South)

M6 Southbound
CA10 3SB

8 x 120kW (Tesla) Tesla Type 2 Tesla Supercharger

Note: There are Ecotricity charger points at the Tebay northbound services between J38-J39

  • Tebay Motorway Services M6 (North)

CA10 3SB

2 x 43 kW 63A Type 2 Mennekes
2 x  50kW 125A  JEVS (CHAdeMO)
1 x  50kW 125A  CCS (Combo) Ecotricity

There are Tesla Supercharger points at the Tebay southbound services between J38-J39

  • The Devonshire Fell Hotel

Burnsall Village
North Yorkshire
BD23 6BT

1 x 11kW 16A Tesla Type 2

See here for up-to-date information

Hawes Garage

Driving in the Yorkshire Dales? Faulty car? Warning sign on the dashboard? Hawes Garage address: Stevron Auto Services 1E Hawes Rural Workshop Estate, Brunt Acres Rd, Hawes DL8 3UZ Tel:01969667765

Hawes Fish and Chip Shop SatNav Address

Hawes Chippy address: The Chippie, Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3QX.

The Chippy in Hawes is also known as Penny Gart Cafe and you can see it on their webcam. Yes, Hawes has a webcam! You can see Hawes webcam here live here, together with the local weather forecast for Hawes and the Yorkshire Dales. The Hawes webcam looks over the market area and The Chippy.

Hawes Outdoor Clothing

Need something new or replacing? Check out Cunninghams, The Old Market Market Place, Hawes DL8 3QX Tel:01969667595

Hawes Pubs with Real Ale

White Hart Inn – Address: Main Street, Hawes DL8 3QL

The Crown – Address: Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3RD

The Fountain Hotel – Address: Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3RD

Hawes Camping

Hawes Club Campsite Address: Brunt Acres Road, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3PS

Bainbridge Ings Caravan & Campsite Address: Bainbridge Ings, Hawes DL8 3NU -Bainbridge Ings is for caravans, motorhomes and tents – Camping Pods are available at Bainbridge Ings. Great views and a ten-minute walk from Hawes village.

Shaw Ghyll Caravan and Camping Address: Shaw Ghyll Farm, Hawes DL8 3LY – a 35-minute walk from Hawes marketplace or 11 minutes by the 831 bus.

Hawes Accommodation

Hawes Hotel – Fountain Hotel

Market Place

Informal English pub atmosphere offering 11 simple rooms and a sports bar, plus free full English breakfast & Wi-Fi.

Tel +44(0)1969 667206

Hawes B&B – The Board Inn

Market Place

Relaxed rooms in a pub, with free breakfast & Wi-Fi

Tel +44(0)1969 667223

Hawes B&B – Dales House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Market Place

Traditional rooms in a 19th-century building, most have en-suite bathrooms. Free breakfast.

Tel +44(0)1969 667437

Hawes Dog Friendly Pubs

  • The Crown, Market Place, Hawes DL8 3RD
  • Fountain Hotel, Market Place, Hawes DL8 3RD

Hawes Estate Agent

Looking to move to Hawes or just want to look in the window as you pass?

Hawes Estate Agent JR Hopper, The Little Shop on the Hill, Hawes, DL8 3QP

Hawes Livestock Market Opening Times

See the Hawes Farmers’ Auction Mart Sales Diary or Tel:01969 667207

Hawes Livestock Market address satnav Hawes Farmers’ Auction Mart, Burtersett Road, Hawes DL8 3NP

Dales Countryside Museum

Dales Countryside Museum address: Burtersett Road Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT

Dales Countryside Museum is located in the old railway station at Hawes, just off the main A684 in Wensleydale. The grid reference for satnav is SD 875 899.

Dogs are welcome in the outside areas of the Dales Countryside Museum

What is at the Dales Countryside Museum? There are many features including:

  • Museum with Exhibits and Research Area
  • Tourist Information Centre – Dales National Park Centre
  • Firebox Cafe
  • Cycle Hire and Repair – Plus Supported Dales Cycle Tours
  • Workshops and Demonstrations

An example of a demonstration at the Dales Countryside Museum is the traditional craft of drystone walling where experts explain the construction of this iconic feature of the Yorkshire dales National Park landscape. They show the whole process from the foundations to the top stones.

If drystone walling fascinates you, there is also a permanent outdoor drystone wall exhibition at Shibden Park in Calderdale, where in the same estate in Halifax there is Shibden Hall, the home of Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack).