Attractions in Hawes include the Dales National Park Visitor Centre and Museum in Hawes which has masses of current and historical information about the area and The Rope Shop - see ropes being made (rope-makers.co.uk) - with a great range of quirky toys. At The Wensleydale Creamery, you can see the famous cheese being made, sample and buy any variation you could imagine and eat at the excellent restaurant and café. The Pennine Way is close by but the discerning walker will probably prefer the many other quieter paths which abound the area.
Aysgarth Falls (6m) - a series of impressive waterfalls
Hardraw Falls (2m) - the waterfall with the longest drop in England - entrance is through the quirky Green Dragon Pub.
White Scar Caves (15) - the guided tour is a must.
Bolton Castle (8m) - featured on the Dales TV programme.
The Forbidden Corner (10m) - a wonderful attraction for children
Semerwater (2m) - good for bird watching and for walking to Stalling Busk where you can sample local jams and preserves at Raydale Preserves.
Black Sheep Brewery (25m) A fascinating tour and plenty of samples.