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Yorkshire Dales Market Towns


Situated in the heart of the farming country of Wensleydale; Hawes is packed with unique shops, craft galleries, pubs and tearooms along its narrow streets. The market town is one of the highest in England, standing tall at an impressive 850 feet.

market day

The colourful market comes to town on Tuesday
Photo: wensleydale.org

Market day is Tuesday and Hawes becomes a bustling focal point as people converge on the town from the smaller communities roundabout to stock up on supplies at the indoor and outdoor market and to attend livestock sales at the Auction Mart.

Standing between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, Hawes takes its name from Old Norse and means "the mountain pass" or "the pass between mountains".

Nestling in the stunning scenic beauty of Wensleydale there is much for visitors to see and do in Hawes and the surrounding area.

The town boasts its own Rope maker, and Creamery. Just across the River Ure is England's highest unbroken waterfall, Hardraw Force. The beauty spot continues to capture the imagination, just as it did with the likes of Turner and Wordsworth.

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More information:

For more information contact Hawes Tourist Information Centre or see our useful links.

Hawes TIC,
Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre,
North Yorkshire,
DL8 3NT.
Telephone: 01969 666210 (44 1969 666210)
E-mail: hawes@ytbtic.co.uk

Useful links:

Dales Market Towns

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