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, locals and tourists alike. The name Hawes means a ‘pass between mountains’ and it stands between the stunning Buttertubs and Fleet Moss.
In the old Station Yard you will find the busy National Park Centre and Dales Countryside Museum. Look out for the old steam engine standing on what was once the Wensleydale Railway. The Museum is home to a magnificent collection of historic Dales artefacts donated by the two great Dales historians and writers, Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby.