This paper presents an extensive examination of the wake characteristics and hydrodynamic performance of a 1:60 scale horizontal axis tidal stream turbine under yawed inflow conditions. Experimental investigations were conducted in a laboratory flume, while numerical simulations utilized the actuator line method and large-eddy simulation technique. The turbine was subjected to an inflow turbulence intensity of 6% and was tested at five different yaw angles (5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, and 30°). The findings demonstrate a substantial reduction in the power coefficient as the yaw angle increases, with a notable drop of 47.1% recorded at a yaw angle of 30°. Furthermore, numerical simulations of wake characteristics, including mean velocity and turbulence intensity, were examined and compared with measurements, yielding satisfactory agreement. The yawed wake flow exhibited asymmetrical distributions of mean velocity and deviations from the centerline. Additionally, distinct deformations of the yawed wake in the y-z cross sections were observed, indicating a discernible curled kidney shape that intensified with larger yaw angles. Moreover, interactions between the turbine wake and support structures affected the width and turbulence intensity of the near wake, introducing additional unsteadiness that accelerated wake recovery.