About Hawes

Hawes main street Hawes is situated in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire and is the highest market town above sea level in England. Market day is on a Tuesday when the Dales people converge on Hawes for their provisions. The town is part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and makes an excellent centre for walking and touring. There are a variety of shops and eateries in this busy town. Hotels, B&B and self catering accommodation is available. The Wensleydale Cheese Creamery,Gayle Mill and the Dales Countryside Museum are local visitor attractions.
Hawes, North Yorkshire Nearby to Hawes is the 'Hardraw Force', the tallest single fall waterfall in England, which can be accessed from the Green Dragon pub in Hardraw. Beyond this is a lovely drive over the 'Buttertubs Pass' into Swaledale. Just a few miles from Hawes lies Askrigg which was the fictional village 'Darrowby' in 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Viewers of the series can see the house where James Herriot lived and much of the local area was used for filming.
Ribble Head Viaduct, Near Hawes, North Yorkshire Also nearby are the 'Aysgarth Falls'. A triple flight of waterfalls on the River Ure. Visitors can park here and enjoy one of the many walks. Out of Hawes towards Sedbergh is the Settle-Carlisle railway. One of the most scenic rail journeys in the country. This once joined up with Hawes and through Wensleydale, but closed in the 1960's. The preserved Wensleydale Railway line runs as far as Redmire from the east. The old station in Hawes is now the Dales Countryside Museum.
Aysgarth Falls Hawes There are many things to see and do in Hawes for the day or for holidays with our own waterfalls in the centre which can be quite a torrent at times if we've had lots of rain!