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 (15m) - the guided tour is a must.
Bolton Castle (8m) - featured on the Dales TV programme. Great views from the top of the castle, plus a cafe.
The Forbidden Corner (10m) - a wonderful attraction for children
Semer Water (2m) - good for bird watching, walking to Stalling Busk, canoeing, wildwater swimming, picnicking on the shore, lama walking at the farm and the start of the shortest river in England..
Black Sheep Brewery (25m) A fascinating tour and plenty of sample the ales.
Thorpe Perrow Gardens (15m) walks and plants and gardens.