The marvellous market town of Hawes is England's highest, set 850 feet above sea level. Hawes was first recorded as a market place in 1307, and the lively Tuesday market still entices shoppers from far and wide. Home to the world famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese amongst other things, Hawes is famous for producing "real" Wensleydale Cheese, using milk from local, Wensleydale cows. At the Wensleydale Creamery you can see the cheese being made in the traditional way. Hawes is set amidst breath-taking scenery and is a popular tourist attraction 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.