Gayle mill
Hawes waterfall
Church tower
Train Station

Hawes in Wensleydale

At 850 feet above sea level, Hawes is widely believed to be the highest Market Town in England.

The earliest recording as a market place was in 1307 when Hawes was a small settlement. It was granted it market charter in 1699 by King William III.

These days a weekly market is held every Tuesday and continues to thrive. There are also regular animal fairs at the Auction Market.



The community runs its own Fuel station, Post Office, Library, local Bus Service and Community Office.

Many B&B’s, Hotels, Holiday Cottages, Camp and Caravan Sites provide accommodation for every  budget and level of comfort.

There are over 20 different eating places in this small town.

Play park

Things to do

The most popular attraction in Hawes has to be the Wensleydale Creamery, famous for its Cheeses and other products. A visit to the former Railway Station and Museum on the other side of town is also not to be missed. The Main Street and Market Place host are a wide variety of independent shops, Cafes and Pubs. Sheep dog trial demonstrations are held during the summer season.