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Settle is a town in North Yorkshire surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park.


Get in[edit]

The railway line from Leeds becomes the Settle–Carlisle railway, which has been threatened with closure many times. It's a popular tourist route and massive pressure has kept it open.

A tourist train [dead link] runs three times a day until 12 Sept 2020 between Skipton, Settle and Appleby. The train uses diesel-hauled first class coaches and an adult day-trip is £29. This is in addition to the timetabled service by Northern Rail.

If approaching by road, it is necessary to turn off the main A65 road from Leeds to the Lake District, which now by-passes Settle.

Get around[edit]

Map of Settle

See[edit]

1 The Folly.

2 Victoria Cave, Langcliffe Scar. Cave with history going back centuries. The roof is dangerous and access is limited, but you can walk up to the entrance. Victoria Cave, Langcliffe Scar (Q17650408) on Wikidata

3 Town Hall. Settle Town Hall (Q26425305) on Wikidata Settle Town Hall on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

1 Victoria Hall. Concert hall built in 1852, which now shows drama, comedy, music and films. Victoria Hall (Q15979594) on Wikidata Settle Victoria Hall on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

shop in Settle Market Place

1 [dead link] Settle Market. Tu 9AM-16PM. Settle was granted a market charter by Henry III in 1248. The weekly outdoor market usually has about 27 stalls selling food and fashions.

Eat[edit]

1 The Fisherman, 16 Church St, BD24 9JE (opposite the car park and Co-op Petrol Station), +44 1729 823 297. 11:30AM-9PM. An ethical fish restaurant with takeaway, serving beautiful Haddock and Pies in recyclable paper/card.

2 Ye Olde Naked Man Café, 2 Market Pl, BD24 9ED, +44 1729 823 230. 8Am–5PM. A shop, bakery and café. Ye Olde Naked Man Cafe (Q26425306) on Wikidata

Drink[edit]

1 Talbot Arms, High St, BD24 9EX, +44 1729 823 924. Noon-10PM. A hotel with a good bar and friendly staff.

Sleep[edit]

1 Harts Head Hotel, Belle Hill, Giggleswick, +44 1729 822086.

2 Falcon Manor Hotel, Skipton Road, BD24 9BD, +44 1729 823814. Grade 11 listed Falcon Manor Hotel (Q26460029) on Wikidata

Austwick[edit]

3 The Traddock, off Clapham Rd, Austwick LA2 8BY, +44 1524 251224. Splendid country house hotel, great comfort and cuisine, dog-friendly. B&B double £100.

4 Austwick Hall, Townhead Lane, Austwick LA2 8BS, +44 1524 251794. Sumptuous B&B, stylish decor and warm welcome. No children under 16 or dogs. B&B double £130.

Cope[edit]

1 Public Toilets, Whitefriars Mews, 5 Church St, BD24 9JD (park in car park next to the Co-op Petrol Station).

Go next[edit]

Into the Yorkshire Dales.


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