"Dwelling or (dairy) farm of a man called Gikel or Gichel".
Ref: Mills, A. D. (2011) : A Dictionary of British place-names - Oxford: Oxford University Press

Giggleswick is a picturesque village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

It is located to the immediate north-west of Settle and has a population of approximately 1270.

The village has a couple of Inns including the Craven Arms, a Parish Church dating back to the 15th Century, a Public School dating back to 1512 and the magnificent Giggleswick Chapel built to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.

There are 48 listed buildings in the parish.


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In and Around Giggleswick

Craven Arms - Bed & Breakfast
We are a family-friendly free house with real ales, great food & eight cosy bedrooms. Just on the outskirts of Giggleswick, famous for its school & chapel and near the picturesque town of Settle  ...
Tipperthwaite Barn - Holiday Cottage
Tipperthwaite Barn is a stunning 2 bedroom holiday cottage situated just outside the picturesque village of Giggleswick. The Barn boasts spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales countryside and has been lovingly decorated and furnished to provide quality ...
The Craven Arms - Restaurant
Our chefs pride themselves on sourcing the finest local produce. Our restaurant caters for every taste, from traditional, hearty Yorkshire food to more contemporary dishes with  ....
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 ...

Richard Whiteley Theatre - Drama, Film, Music ...
The Richard Whiteley Theatre is an innovative performing arts centre in the Yorkshire Dales, bringing outstanding performance to the area as well as acting as a showcase for some of the region’s own talent.  Music, Film, Theatre and Art are all championed.

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