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"With its enviable position between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Settle area is full of magnificent places to visit and sights to see. Quiet Dales lanes can be explored in your car and the more adventurous can take to the fells to get 'up close and personal ' with the fantastic landscape."
Castleberg Rock

The tall limestone rock of Castleberg has been recognised as a beauty spot for centuries, ever since travellers started touring Britain’s natural wonders. The first visitors in the mid-18th century wrote ...

The Folly and Museum of North Craven Life

The Folly is a striking and impressive 17th century house close to the centre of Settle. The Folly was built in 1679 by Richard Preston, a wealthy lawyer. His new house, standing by the old main road into the ...

Gallery on the Green

We believe the Gallery on the Green is the smallest public art gallery in the world. Certainly it is the only one to be open 24/7 and filled to capacity at least twice a day!! Since opening in 2009 we have mounted a ...

Settle - Carlisle Railway

The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at ...

Settle Station Signal Box

Settle Station Signal Box was opened in 1891 and remained in operation until 1984. The refurbished Signal Box has been re-opened as a visitor centre to show what operating a traditional signal box would be ...

Settle Station Water Tower

Settle Station Water Tower was one of eight watering places for steam locomotives on the Settle-Carlisle railway but is the only survivor. During 2011 it was restored and adapted to be a private house ...

Victoria Hall

This beautiful Victorian Music Hall in the market town of Settle is set between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. A wide programme of drama, comedy and music is supplemented by community ...

Settle Hydro, Weir and Salmon Ladder

Multi award-winning Settle Hydro uses an Archimedean screw to generate ‘green’ electricity from the River Ribble as it flows over the adjacent weir. The hydro scheme has been built into the mill race which for ...

Settle Riverside Walk

Explore the lovely River Ribble on the Riverside Walk. Suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and cycles, and within easy reach of the town centre. Stroll past old cotton and snuff mills which were so important in ...

Giggleswick School Chapel

An impressive landmark, Giggleswick School Chapel with it’s distinctive copper dome dominates the surrounding countryside. The chapel, built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria ...

Walks - Ribblesdale Geology Trails

Download two FREE illustrated walks that take you on an exploration of the classic Carboniferous geology, and related culture and industrial archeology, of the Settle-Stainforth area ...                                                

Craven Limeworks and Hoffman Kiln

This industrial scale lime kiln was built in 1873 for the Craven Lime Company. The Hoffmann Continuous kiln was patented in 1858 by its German inventor Friedrich Hoffmann. The version built under licence at ...

Victoria Cave

Victoria Cave was discovered by chance in 1837 and since then has been completely excavated. Within the cave’s thick clay deposits, scientists found an amazing record of climate change in the Dales over ...

Stainforth Force (Waterfall)

At Stainforth Force, just west of Stainforth village, the River Ribble tumbles over a series of cascades where salmon can often be seen leaping on their final journey up river to their spawning grounds.

Catrigg Force (Waterfall)

Catrigg Force is an absolute gem. The waterfall is hidden from view in a small secluded copse one mile upstream of Stainforth village. The main waterfall has a vertical drop of about 6 metres into a ...

Scaleber Force (Waterfall)

Scaleber Force is a stunning 40ft waterfall whose crystal clear waters tumble over limestone cliffs before plunging into a deep pool.The waterfall is readily accessible from the road between Settle and Airton.

Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail

The Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail leads from an old sawmill, past a lake, and up a valley through woodland and wild flowers, into open space below Thwaite Scars, very close to Ingleborough Cave  ...

Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales. In 2012, it is celebrating 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning ...

Gaping Gill

Gaping Gill is a famous pothole on the limestone moors flanking Ingleborough just above Clapdale and the village of Clapham in the "Three Peaks" area of the Yorkshire Dales. Situated at the bottom of  ...

Long Preston Wet Grassland Project

.The Long Preston Wet Grassland Project was launched in 2004 with the aim of improving the wildlife value of the Ribble floodplain between Settle, Long Preston and Wigglesworth. The project area covers ...

Dry Rigg Quarry - Viewing Platforms

Dry Rigg Quarry is a working gritstone quarry in Upper Ribblesdale, producing a stone with exceptional wearing and skid-resistant properties. LaFarge Tarmac, the quarry owners have installed a Visitor ...

The Three Peaks

The mountains of Whernside (736m/2,415ft), Ingleborough (723m/2,372ft) and Pen-y-ghent (694m/2,277ft) are collectively known as the (Yorkshire) Three Peaks. Although not the highest mountains in the ...

Ribblehead Viaduct

The famous Ribblehead Viaduct has twenty-four magnificent arches spanning the floor of the Pennines. The viaduct represents a short stretch of the beautiful 72 mile long Settle to Carlisle railway. Built between ...

Ribblehead Station Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre at Ribblehead Station includes exhibits about the history of the line and the fight to keep it open. An interesting exhibit in the Visitor Centre is the original station sign. The Visitor Centre also ...

Malham Cove

Malham Cove is a huge natural limestone cliff and was once the scene of a spectacular prehistoric waterfall. At the top of the cove is a fine limestone pavement - which provides a fine viewpoint over ...

Malham Tarn & Malham Tarn Estate

A popular Dales beauty spot set amid rolling hills and rugged moorland. This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provides a marvellous setting for walking ...

Goredale Scar

A great limestone gorge near Malham some 400 feet deep, Gordale Scar is believed to be the remains of a huge underground cavern whose roof collapsed around the time of the last ice age. Gordale Beck ...

Gisburn Forest & Stocks Reservoir

Located in the North East corner of Lancashire and within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All year round, Gisburn Forest offers different experiences for different people. Explore ...

Walk - Discover how Settle developed

Follow the story of Settle’s development by exploring the historic town and its surrounding countryside. Begin with a climb to the Craven Fault to discover a coral reef and a cave used by prehistoric animals ...

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Settle area lies within the Yorkshire Dales and straddles the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park which is one of the most important areas of the United Kingdom for its rich and ...

Dales Discovery

There are over 30 different Yorkshire Dales to explore. All the places on here are recommended by locals so you can get insider tips on what to see and do in Wensleydale, Swaledale & ....  

Forest of Bowland - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Forest of Bowland - an area of outstanding natural beauty - lies very close to the Settle area and is a fantastic place to explore. Bowland is essentially upland country forming part of the Pennines, sharing ...

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