Heritage in the Settle Area

 

"With a Market Charter dating back to 1249, a wealth of listed buildings (most notably The Folly, the Town Hall and the Shambles) and the marvellous Settle-Carlisle Railway, Settle is very proud of it's history and heritage as the market town for Upper Ribblesdale"

            

         

Old Settle - A Video

Enjoy watching this collection of old photographs of Settle that have been lovingly compiled into a video by local resident, Mick Harrison  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gavagan Art
Contemporary art gallery bordering the Yorkshire Dales, showcasing the best of both local and national artists    ...
W.R.Mitchell Archive

For more than 60 years, the journalist W.R.Mitchell recorded interviews with Yorkshire legends like Kit calvert and Hannah Hauxwell as well as working people like farriers and 'in-between' maids  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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