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