The quaint market town of Hawes is the ideal base for a holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. The town holds a market every Tuesday where you can buy fresh local produce and there are a host of craft, antique and speciality shops for you to explore as well as a variety of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms to relax in. The town is the highest market town in England and provides an excellent base for touring the Yorkshire Dales, a number of stunning walks take you from the town through the stunning scenery of Wensleydale and the Pennine Way passes through the town. The highest single drop waterfall, Hardraw Force, is located just over 1 mile from the town, making it the perfect destination for a peaceful walk and a picnic. Hawes is also home to the famous Wensleydale cheese creamery, which is well worth a visit for any tourists in the area: learn all about the history of the cheese, watch it being made and sample it for yourself in the lovely Calvert’s Restaurant. If you want to learn more about the Yorkshire Dales and its people why not pay a visit to the Dales Countryside Museum located in the town, or learn more about the Hawes’ traditional rope making at Outhwaites, rope makers for over 200 years.