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Hawes is a small market town and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, that was granted its market charter in 1699. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Hawes is located at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, the River Ure runs to the north of the town and is regarded as one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The parish of Hawes also includes the neighbouring hamlet of Gayle. It is west of the county town of Northallerton. The Wensleydale Creamery is a major producer of Wensleydale cheese.HistoryThere is no mention in the Domesday Book of a settlement where the current town is. There is little mention of the town until the 15th century when the population had risen enough for a chapel of ease to be built.The place's name is derived from the Old Norse word hals, meaning "neck" or "pass between mountains".Hawes is in Yorkshire Dales National Park. Make your own Hawes vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United Kingdom online holiday planner .
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