FASCINATING HERITAGE

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

Scroll down the page for brief descriptions of our most fascinating heritage sites, and click on the associated link to find out more.

 

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 support these activities still remain.

 

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  ...

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THE SHAMBLEs


The Shambles was built in c. 1780 as a row of shops with single-storey cottages above and basements below. In 1887 the building was purchased by the Settle Market Building Co. Ltd ...

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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 ...

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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!! 

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settle - carlisle railway line


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  ...

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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  ...

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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  ...

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settle HYDRO


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  ...

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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 ...

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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  ...

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ribblehead viaduct

Built 1870 - 1875
Grade II listed


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  ...

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Ribblehead STATION Visitor Centre

Station opened in 1876


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  ...

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Curious Tales from AN ancient graveyard

with Sarah Lister


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 ...

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Learn About the Development of settle

Self-Guided Walk


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  ...

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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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