The Area

Hawes is a typical Dales Market Town with excellent eating places, shops and local industries, including the Wensleydale Cheese Centre and Gayle Mill featured recently on the BBC television programme Restoration. 

   

There are interesting antique shops, the Dales Countryside Museum and National Park Centre, are essential for those interested in traditional country life.  Askrigg, made famous by the James Herriott series and Aysgarth Falls, featured in the Robin Hood film, are close by, as is the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct which is a stunning element of the Settle to Carlisle Railway line.