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 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.