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 town, formed the centrepiece of his estate in Settle and was undoubtedly built to make an impact.
Listed Grade 1 in recognition of its outstanding architectural importance.
Recently restored by North Craven Building Preservation Trust as part of a phased rescue and development project
Home to the Museum of North Craven Life
Exhibitions on local history and a new seasonal exhibition each year