austr (Old Norse) East. wīc (Old English) A dwelling; a building or collection of buildings for special purposes; a farm, a dairy farm; a trading or industrial settlement; or (in the plural) a hamlet, village.
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham
Austwick is a village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
It is located 5 miles north-west of Settle and has a population of approximately 480.
The hamlets of Wharfe and Feizor lie within Austwick parish.
The village has a first-class Country House Hotel (The Traddock), Village Inn, Post Office, Shop and Parish Church.
There are 48 listed buildings in the parish with some of them dating back to the 17th Century.
The Austwick Street Market, Cuckoo Festival and Fell Race is held each year.
Austwick is a good starting point for walks to explore the Norber Erratics, Crummackdale, Oxenber and Wharfe Woods, The Three Peaks (Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside)