Discover Hawes

This magical little market town is one of England’s highest, set 850 feet above sea water.

Hawes was first recorded as a market place in 1307 and the lively Tuesday market still entices shoppers in.

Home to the world famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese and set amidst breath-taking scenery it’s no surprise Hawes is one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The name Hawes means a ‘pass between mountains’ and it stands between the stunning Buttertubs and Fleet Moss.

You can also discover the 18th Century water-powered cotton spinning Gayle Mill. Converted to sawmill and electricity generation with original working Victorian turbines, lineshafting and woodworking machinery.

Accommodation in Hawes

Hawes is an excellent place to base a stay in Upper Wensleydale. Browse holiday cottages in Hawes, for a little more comfort try Hotels near Hawes, or start your accommodation search below.

Bridge House

Bridge House, Muker, Hawes, DL11 6QG

The Old Surgery

Hawes, DL8 3NN, United Kingdom

The Little Bower

Hawes, DL8 3NJ, United Kingdom

The Hayloft, Hawes

Hawes, DL8 3NN, United Kingdom

Rockville, Hawes

Hawes, DL8 3NJ, United Kingdom

Primrose Cottage

Hawes, DL8 3PD, United Kingdom

Mill Cottage, Hawes

Hawes, DL8 3SD, United Kingdom

Mary’s Cottage

Hawes, DL8 3QR, United Kingdom

High House

Hawes, DL8 3PX, United Kingdom

East House

Hawes, DL8 3LN, United Kingdom

Dales Barn Top

Hawes, DL8 3RH, United Kingdom

Bridge House, Hawes

Hawes, DL8 3QF, United Kingdom

The White Hart Inn, Hawes

The White Hart Inn Main Street, Hawes, DL8 3QL, United Kingdom

The Fountain Hotel

Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3RD, United Kingdom

YHA Hawes

Lancaster Terrace, Hawes, DL8 3LQ, United Kingdom

The Board Inn

Market Place , Hawes, DL8 3RD, United Kingdom

Stone House Hotel

Sedbusk, Hawes, DL8 3PT, United Kingdom


Herriots Main Street, Hawes, DL8 3QW, United Kingdom

Ebor House

Burtersett Road, Hawes, DL83NT, United Kingdom

Cocketts Hotel

Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3RD, United Kingdom

Simonstone Hall Hotel

Simonstone Hall Hotel, Simonstone, Hawes, DL8 3LY, United Kingdom

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More about Hawes

The roots of Wensleydale cheese are firmly set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, at the Wensleydale Creamery, built in 1897 it was the first to be built and the skilled cheese makers still continue the art of hand-crafting the world famous cheese. Visit the centre to take a trip back in time explore the museum and experience the captivating, emotional story behind Yorkshire’s famous cheese.

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Where next?

Travel down the Yorkshire Dales or head over the tops to walk the three peaks at Ribblehead.