White Rose Candles

Wensley Mill, Wensley, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4HR
Telephone: 01969 623544 Email:whiterosecandles@btinternet.com
COVID-19 Situation

We are pleased to announce that the Mill is open once again to visitors, with reduced hours 11.00am to 3.30pm. Certain measures are in place to keep us all safe, such as hand sanitisers on the way in and a no touch policy, unless you want to buy of course. We are also only allowing one household in at a time. However, we have opened our own online shop for anyone unable to visit. This can be found at www.whiterosecandles.com.

About the White Rose Candles

We are a small independent company in the heart of Wensleydale. Housed in a 19th century water mill the water wheel still exists and mills have been recorded on this site since 1203. Established in 1971, Mick and Jennie White moved their business to the dales in 1978. With the help of their daughter, Rachel, the quality and range of candles produced proved very popular. Although still involved, Mick, Jennie and Rachel have passed the mantle onto Jane Hammond and Sandra Hewitt.

Visitors may observe the various processes involved in the manufacture of candles including traditional dipping techniques and casting methods. We are founder members of the
Swaledale and Wensleydale Art & Crafts Trail.
Leaflet contact is Jennie White 01969 623544

How we make our candles

You are welcome to watch us making candles from bees wax and paraffin wax. We use a variety of traditional and modern methods using unusual and interesting equipment designed and made by Mick. We supply candles by mail order within the UK.

Our candles come in many sizes, colours, shapes and perfumes. Diameters range from " to 3" and lengths from 2" to 4ft. Our perfumed candles are very popular - they burn hollow and last between 80 and 100 hours, according to their size and perfume.
They really do scent a room.

Our candles are suitable for the dinner table, Church, flower arranging or presents. All are beautiful but they have been designed to be used and will burn a long time with a clear, bright light.

We also stock the latest designs of flower rings and a comprehensive range of candle holders in glass, wood, metal, brass and pottery. These include unusual hand-forged iron holders from Scotland and metal holders made in Yorkshire.

All our candles are made using carefully refined Beeswax, Paraffin Wax and Stearine and the latest Patent Cambaceres plaited wicks and


"When you have tried
a White Rose Candle you are bound to
return for more!"

How to get the best out of a candle

To place an order please phone, email or use our contact/order form. Unfortunately, due to high shipping costs we cannot supply candles outside the UK.

Opening Hours 2020


Closed in Jan. Open Feb to Dec
Wednesday, Thursday
Friday & Saturday
10am - 4.30pm

Please Note: Between Nov-Dec we are open 10am 4pm


Any unforeseen changes to our opening times will be posted on our Facebook page. Otherwise, if making a special journey please ring and check

** Car Park ** Waterfall ** Admission Free **