Settle Tourist Information

Thornton Force, Waterfalls Walk, Settle

Thornton Force, Waterfalls Walk, Settle

Market town Settle on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales is an incredibly popular choice for walking, caving, pot holing and climbing holidays, nestling as it does close to Malham and the Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent.  Stay in a Settle guest house or cottage and be close to one of England’s most scenic vintage steam railway journeys on the Settle Carlisle Railway.

Explore the Grade I listed Museum of North Craven Life housed in a character old stone Folly dating from 1679, with exhibitions on The Dales. Visit the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre in nearby Giggleswick, just 3 miles from Settle, and see a variety of birds of prey in action from Eagles and Falcons to Owls and Hawks.

Local produce, specialist and market shopping is at its best in Settle town centre where you’ll find a wonderful mix of ale shops, golf shops, country kitchen coffee shops and more all under one roof in Watershed Mill.  Settle markets include the weekly indoor local produce Settle Street Market & Victoria Hall, and a monthly farmer’s market.

Hop aboard the Settle-Carlisle Railway at the central Victorian Settle station with feature Derby Gothic style station architecture and sit back for 72 miles and admire the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. The route takes in famous feats of engineering like the Ribblehead Viaduct and the great long tunnel at Blea Moor, on through the Eden Valley, culminating in historic Carlisle. Find holiday cottages, B&Bs, inns with rooms and spacious country house holiday homes here in Settle. Browse and book Settle accommodation online now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.