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Hawes National Park Centre

Hawes National Park Centre

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard, Burtersett Road, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT (grid reference: SD 875 899)

Hawes National Park Centre is housed in the Dales Countryside Museum. There is a large car park, plenty of space for coaches, a small picnic area and toilet facilities. The National Park Centre can guide you on your way to explore the market town of Hawes and the surrounding countryside. There is the fascinating Dales Countryside Museum where you can learn about life in this area, and on the other side of the car park is the well-known Hawes Ropemakers and up in town is the Wensleydale Creamery - home to the famous cheese.

New for 2016 is the Firebox Cafe is situated within the National Park Centre.  It is a brand new contemporary coffee shop with high quality light refreshments made where possible from ingredients sourced from local supplies based in the Yorkshire Dales. When the weather allows there is an outside seating for you to enjoy lovely Wensleydale Ice-cream and they provide Grab and Go Bags for those on the move. Dogs are very welcome in the outside area.  The FireBox Cafe is a perfect place to recharge, refuel and recharge. In addition the cafe is an integrated part of Stage 1 Cycles.  There is a new workshop on site and cycle equipment shop.

The car park is a designated Dark Sky Discovery site, so why not visit after dark to experience the dark skies above.

Hawes can be reached by bus from Leyburn, or a shuttle bus from the station at Garsdale can be booked.

Opening hours
1 February to 31 October we are open daily from 10am to 5pm
1 November to 31 December we are open daily from 10am to 4:30pm (closed Christmas Eve to Boxing Day)
We are closed in January

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