Attractions

Castle in Richmond

Richmond Castle

The impressive heap that is Richmond Castle, founded in 1070, was one of the first castles in England since Roman times to be built of stone. It's had many uses through the years, including a stint as a prison for c…
Museum in Hawes

Wensleydale Creamery

Wensleydale Creamery is devoted to the production of the animated TV characters Wallace and Gromit's favourite crumbly white cheese. You can visit the cheese museum, watch cheesemakers in action in the viewing galle…
Waterfall in Hawes

Hardraw Force

About 1.5 miles north of Hawes is 30m-high Hardraw Force, the highest unbroken waterfall in England, but by international standards not that impressive (except after heavy rain). Access is via a lovely landscaped wa…
Street in Skipton

High St

Skipton's pride and joy is the broad and bustling High St, one of the most attractive shopping streets in Yorkshire. There's a general market on High St four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), and…
Museum in Richmond

Richmondshire Museum

The Richmondshire Museum is a delight, with local history exhibits including an early Yorkshire cave-dweller and displays about lead mining, which forever altered the Swaledale landscape a century ago. You can also …
Museum in Hawes

Dales Countryside Museum

Sharing a building with the national park centre, the Dales Countryside Museum is a beautifully presented social history of the area that explains the forces shaping the landscape, from geology to lead mining to lan…
Castle in Skipton

Skipton Castle

A gate to the side of the church at the north end of High St leads to Skipton Castle, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England, a fascinating contrast to the ruins you'll see elsewhere.
Farm in Hawes

Sheepdog Demonstrations

On Thursdays from May to October, a local farmer gives demonstrations of working sheepdogs, held in a field 800m north of Hawes on the minor road towards Hardraw.
Museum in Richmond

Green Howards Museum

Military buffs will enjoy the three floors this museum, which pays tribute to the famous Yorkshire regiment.