Places of Interest within 2 hours of Hawes

From our location in the market town of Hawes in North Yorkshire, there are many places for you to visit while you're here on holiday. The Dales Countryside Museum and the Rope Works are within a couple of minutes' walk of Fair View, and the market place, with its Tuesday morning market, pubs, tea shops, outdoor, craft and gift shops, Wensleydale Creamery (where they make Wensleydale Cheese) are all just a pleasant stroll further on.

If you fancy heading further afield, there are plenty of places within 2 hours by car or motorbike. Here is a selection to whet your appetite - please click any picture for a larger view:

Whitby, Yorkshire Heritage Coast

Whitby on the Yorkshire Heritage Coast

The harbour, Whitby Abbey and arguably the best fish and chips in Britain?

The National Media Museum, Bradford

The National Media Museum in Bradford

8 floors of FREE galleries and exhibitions of film, television, radio, the web, photography and 3 cinemas including the UK's first IMAX.

Royal Armouries, Leeds

The Royal Armouries, Leeds

Admission is free to Britain’s national museum of arms and armour, where there are over 8,500 objects on display in five galleries: War; Tournament; Oriental; Self Defence and Hunting.

Castle Howard, Malton, York

Castle Howard, near York

Castle Howard near Malton and York is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Haworth in Bronte Country

Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters

The village of Haworth is situated in West Yorkshire, on the edge of the Pennine moors, in the heart of Bronte Country and, as well as being a very picturesque village, is famous for its connection with the Bronte sisters.

Richmond Castle, edge of Swaledale

Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire

One of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain, Richmond Castle is in a commanding position above the River Swale.

Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Salts Mill, Saltaire

Within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, you'll find Salt's Mill which is now an art gallery, shopping and restaurant complex and houses one of the largest collections of David Hockney’s art.

North Yorkshire


York is a walled city, is the traditional county town of Yorkshire and is jam-packed with things to see and do.

York Minster, North Yorkshire

York Minster, York, North Yorkshire

York Minster is the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe and traces its origins from the early 7th century.

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire

Situated approximately 3 miles south west of Ripon, Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage site. The Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park are set in 323 hectares (800 acres) of beautiful countryside. Make a whole day of it by combining a visit here with some time in Ripon - including its beautiful cathedral.

Harewood House, West Yorkshire

Harewood House, West Yorkshire

Harewood House, near Leeds, is a magnificent country house with exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department, renowned bird garden and over 100 acres of beautiful gardens.

Skipton Castle, North Yorkshire

Skipton Castle in North Yorkshire

Built in 1090, Skipton Castle is a mediaeval castle and one of the best-preserved castles in England.