Fascinating Heritage

The Settle Area has an incredibly rich and fascinating heritage for you to discover and enjoy.

Over the years, the area has been shaped by farming, quarrying,
lime production, textiles (spinning & weaving), the railway, trading, tourism, religion and education

Fortunately, many of the buildings and structures that were created to service these activities still remain

Wherever you travel in the Settle Area you can see the evidence of times-past
in impressive Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments and Conservation Areas.

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  ...

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 ...

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!!  ...

Settle Hydro, Weir, Salmon Ladder & Waterwheel

Built into the mill race of an old mill, multi-award-winning Settle Hydro uses an Archimedean screw to generate ‘green’ electricity from the River Ribble as it flows over  ...

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 ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

Settle Graveyard Tours
Join Sarah Lister for a tour of Settle Graveyard and hear stories about the folk buried there -  fantastic achievements (many against the odds!), interesting scandals and ...
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  ...

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  ...
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