Hawes, 850 feet above sea level and England’s highest market town is to be found at the western end of Wensleydale, the largest of the Yorkshire Dales. Hawes was first recorded as a market place in 1307, and its Tuesday market is still very busy.
Hawes is home to the world famous Wensleydale Cheese and a visit to Wensleydale Creamery is not to be missed.
Much of the TV series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ was filmed in and around the Hawes area, and the Farmers’ mart was featured as ‘Darrowby Cattle Mart’.
Other local attractions include the Ropemakers of Hawes and the award-winning Dales Countryside Museum which explores how our ancestors survived in the beautiful but sometimes harsh environment of the Yorkshire Dales; The Pennine Way passes through Hawes, and England’s highest waterfall Hardraw Force is close by.