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Hawes Ropemakers

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting to see rope making

Interesting to watch the rope making machines in operation, especially one making yellow braided... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Romsey, United Kingdom
Interesting but more could be made of the Ropemakers

The Ropemakers is a fascinating place to see the rope being made.To see the different type of... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
chris c
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Town Foot | Wensleydale, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3NL, England
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All reviews free attraction rope works fascinating visit well worth a visit rope makers bell ringing washing line making factory an eye opener fascinating place working factory small shop rope factory different types no charge short video all sorts
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are not many chances to view rope being made so take some time and make a visit. The long rope room at the rear is really interesting.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting to watch the rope making machines in operation, especially one making yellow braided rope with red flecks in it.

Thank Chris9100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place to visit. Not massive, but was good fun watching the different ropes be made and having ago at tying the different knots and it is free to go it. There is also a shop selling lot of hanade items and some souvenirs.

Thank j5198
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great visit here watching backwards and forwards laying that makings of a rope, not so dynamic but the final rope was worth the wait 😊 had fun tying the knots (unsucessfully might I add). Then go ghe shop where i very excited to...More

Thank oxonwanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd just left Hawes village to walk back and saw this rope makers, popped in and was pleasantly surprised. You start at one end and walk through, and can see different ropes being made, staff were lovely too. While experience is quite short if you...More

Thank Sipibo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, museum, factory and shop where they sell dog leads at good prices it is all level and ramped for wheelchairs but you have to come back the way you go in as only steps at the front. Dogs...More

Thank Car0line59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a student of sorts of rope and net making... seriously. Finding the ropemakers in Hawes was a surprise. We found a mostly automated and modernized production of synthetic material accompanied by signage. Interesting but not overly so.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

A glimpse into the black art of rope making. Lots to see for old and young alike. Just on the edge of hawes.

Thank bonappytit
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The Ropemakers is a fascinating place to see the rope being made.To see the different type of rope,it's uses and them being made on the bobbins is interesting. However it would have been good to see more written information on the history of rope making.

Thank chris c
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Interesting place it's free to go in and you can watch them making the ropes chaps there to give information bought some rope for the garden and a dog lead all reasonably priced

Thank indiecleve
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August 23, 2016|
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Response from bobtailgirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi we always ask if we can take our dog to attractions, pubs etc and this was no exception. You can take your dog which is certainly canny on their part as there are so many lovely leads, collars etc for you beloved pooch... More