Settle
 "Dwelling" 
from the Old English 'Setl' meaning a seat, an abode, a dwelling. Probably used to indicate a lofty setting
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham

Walk - Discover How Settle Developed

Nestled in spectacular North Yorkshire countryside the small market town of Settle retains a great deal of evidence of its medieval past as well as clues to an even older, ancient history.

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. See how the stone walls that cover the hillsides provide evidence of centuries of different farming methods.

The second part of the walk explores the town and its oldest buildings. There you can find out how yeoman farmers diversified and became wealthy. Discover how the Quakers gained commercial control of Settle. Hear about a man who went to church naked and see another naked man in the market square!

This walk, created by local historian Tony Stephens, was a Highly Commended entry in a competition to create a walk organised by the Royal Geographical Society in collaboration with the University of the Third Age.

This walk is available as an attractive 44 page colour booklet from Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (at Settle Station), The Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, Settle Tourist Information Centre.

The walk can be downloaded (Free of Charge!) at www.discoveringbritain.org

 

 

The Falcon Manor - Contemporary Country House Hotel
The big idea was to create a truly contemporary Yorkshire Dales Country House Hotel. Stylish and sophisticated but not at all stuffy, offering the warmest of welcomes, a shelter from the inclement ...

 
The Golden Lion - Bed & Breakfast
Like the bedroom, you’ve always wanted. A big comfy bed with a cosy tartan throw. Sofas and chairs that are actually soft and not just for show. Then the fun bits, a golden lion covered hot water bottle and ....
King William the Fourth - Guest House
Set in the heart of Settle, this one-time public house has been converted into a warm and welcoming guest house offering great breakfasts. Six delightful en suite rooms which blend period features with ...
Robin Hill & Brewhouse Cottages - Self Catering
Three characterful self-catering cottages within easy walking distance of Settle's excellent choice of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the bus stop and railway station. Robin Hill: late 18th century,  ...
Settle Lodge - Guest House
Settle Lodge is an elegant and luxurious Victorian residence with its own private parking to the rear. Contemporarily styled and offering every modern comfort, it is set in an elevated position ...
Roundabout Cottage - Holiday Cottage
Roundabout Cottage is five star, dog friendly holiday cottage located just a couple of minutes stroll from Market Square. Featuring two double bedrooms, a first floor living area with stunning views of the fells, and a fully equipped kitchen diner, you will have ....
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  ...
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 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 ...
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  ...
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  ...
Settle Riverside Walk
Explore the lovely River Ribble on the Riverside Walk. Suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and cycles, and within easy reach of the town centre. Stroll past old cotton and snuff  ...
Scaleber Force (Waterfall)
Scaleber Force is a stunning 40ft waterfall whose crystal clear waters tumble over limestone cliffs before plunging into a deep pool.The waterfall is readily accessible from ...
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 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 - 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 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  ...
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 ...
Settle Folk Gathering
First Weekend in September
During the first weekend of September, Settle will once again come alive with some great folk music and dance.
Lay of the Land
China China - Chinese Food to Take Away
Chinese Food to Take Away
The Falcon Manor - Brasserie and Bar
Our bar menu is hearty & wholesome featuring everything from soup and sandwiches to traditional platters with fabulous regional produce. And pub classics like fish and chips  ...
The Fisherman - Restaurant & Takeaway
Fish & Chip Shop. Restaurant and Take Away. Open 7 days a week. 11.30am to 9pm ...                                              

The Folly Coffee House

Exceptional Food and Drink served in the unique surroundings of a 17th Century Grade 1 Listed Building ....
Forage & Feast - Home Cooked Food to Takeaway
Forage & Feast is a family-run business which prides itself on sourcing and stocking locally produced artisan food and ingredients alongside producing fresh sandwiches, coffee ...

 
The Golden Lion - Bar and Restaurant
Proper food. Wholesome and hearty and more importantly, home-made. Chunky chips and a huge suet pudding for the extra hungry. Thick gravy for dipping and mopping up ...
Lay of the Land - Café & Coffee Shop
Lay of the Land cafe is not quite like any other Garden Centre cafe, the Coffee’s great and the food even better. The decor is light, bright and contemporary. We’re lucky enough  ....
 
Ye Olde Naked Man Café
Ye Olde Naked Man Cafe is a family run business specialising in homemade and seasonal produce. The 75 seater cafe boasts an onsite bakery and sandwich bar. A wide selection ...

Ruchee Indian Restaurant & Take Away
Ruchee Restaurant offers the best of Indian and Bangladeshi food in a relaxed modern atmosphere with a friendly service ...

Sydney's
Sydney's is a Restaurant and Bar serving a range of tapas dishes and the staples! They also serve an incredible afternoon tea (bookings are essential). All their food is locally  ....

 
The Talbot Arms
The Talbot Arms is located in the bustling market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. The pub is open all day and provides a large selection of real ales, home cooked food and  ...
Matteo's - Italian Restaurant and Takeaway
We serve an array of delicious Italian dishes from Pizza, Pasta, Main Meals, Salads and Desserts. We cater for all dietary requirements including an extensive gluten-free  ...
The Waffle Cone - Ice Cream Shop
The Waffle Cone - An Ice Cream Shop in Settle Market Place selling English Lakes Ice Cream, Slush Puppies, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Pick & Mix, and ...

The Wonky Cake Café
Tea room, serving light snacks and homemade cakes

Settle Area Swimming Pool

Enjoy a swim on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. Situated in the picturesque town of Settle and surrounded by the wonderful Yorkshire Dales scenery and famous Yorkshire  ...

Walks in the Settle Area
A selection of downloadable walks in the Settle Area  ...                                                                                                           
Dalehead Veterinary Group

Our thirteen veterinary surgeons as well as consultants, support staff, extensive laboratory and veterinary surgical facilities enable us to offer you the highest quality veterinary service for your companion ...

Age UK
We are a Charity shop selling second-hand clothes, books, bric-a-brac etc. We also have a Fancy Dress department from which an extensive range of costumes are available  ...
Ahernes of Hellifeld  (& Settle)
Ahernes started as a family firm in 1895 and is, to this day, a well-loved destination for those seeking beautiful, stylish and wearable fashion. The tradition of “family” is held ...
Andrew Mounsey Floor Coverings
For all your Domestic and Commercial Flooring. We pride ourselves in providing a professional and individual service - from your initial enquiry through to final fitting ...
Settle DIY at Ashfield
A traditional DIY store, supplying quality DIY products and housewares to the general public and trade customers ...                         
Barber on the Yard
Relaxed, professional barbershop with complimentary drinks and a welcoming atmosphere.  We offer a full range of traditional male grooming services with a ....
Castleberg Outdoors
We're specialists in what we do - we have an unrivalled range in the high quality brands we stock and our team are all outdoor enthusiasts who know how to use it: We cater for  ...
Cottontail Crafts
A true 'paradise for crafters' selling a wide range of inspirational crafting products for knitting, sewing, needle craft, cardmaking, felting, toymaking and much more ...
Dacre, Son & Hartley - Estate Agents
Whether you are looking to buy a detached in Giggleswick, rent a semi in Stainforth or looking at homes ideal for first time buyers in Settle, our friendly team can help! ...
Dalehead Veterinary Group
Dalehead Veterinary Group Ltd is an independent practice providing companion animal and agricultural services for the local community. Our main surgery is based in Settle ...
Drake & Macefield - Award-Winning Family Butcher
We are Craven’s longest established traditional independent family butchers. Our award-winning shops offer top quality meat from local farms. Whilst in Settle, make sure you  ...
Gladrags - Clothing Agency & hat Hire
Quality pre-owned Clothing for Sale - Beautiful Hats for Hire - Extensive range of Fashionable accessories - "An Aladdin's Cave of Fashion"
Homemaker of Settle - Curtains, Blinds, Cushions, Lampshades ...
Inside our shop you will find a superb range of fabrics from which we will be happy to make your quality made-to-measure curtains or blinds. Bring us your measurements  ....
The House that Jack Built
A toy shop stocking a huge range of traditional toys that are bright and engaging for children of all ages. Over two floors Jack stocks a huge range of traditional toys and is  ...
HRH at the Vintage Corner
Bygones, Gifts, Collectables, Interiors, Gardenalia.   House, Garage and Shed Clearances.
Lamberts News
Newspapers & Magazines, Greeting Cards, Stationery, Toys & Games, Household Products. News & more delivered to your door. ...
Lay of the Land
A family-run ‘pocket’ garden centre - a green and pleasant oasis, crammed with interesting plants. We stock Perennials, Alpines, Roses, Shrubs, Conifers, Vegetables, Pots &  ...
Limestone Books - Independent Book Shop
New Books   Artistic Greetings Cards    Gift Wrap   Maps   Guide Books
Peter Allen - Floor Coverings & Home Furnishings
Floor Coverings  .   Carpets   .   Vinyls   .   Hard Flooring   .   Rugs   .   Furniture   .   Blinds   .   Curtains   .   Home Furnishings
Settle Cheese and Charcuterie
Specialist Food Shop - Delicious Range of Cheeses and Charcuterie. Also Coffees, Teas, Soft Drinks, Rolls, Sandwiches ...
Settle Market
Every Tuesday throughout the year, come rain or shine, Settle Town Centre is transformed with the presence of the weekly, traditional market. The Market is held outdoors in the historic Market Place ...   
Studio Vault - Craft Gallery and Jewellery Studio
Contemporary Craft Gallery and Jewellery Studio nestled in the basement floor of Settle Town Hall - Offering of range of handmade products, a bespoke jewellery service and ...
Warren & Wright
We specialise in Border Fine Arts, gold, silver and diamond jewellery as well as Royal London and Sekonda ladies and gents watches. Jewellery repairs and remounts are  ...
Wholesome Bee
At Wholesome Bee we have a passion for ethically sourced, wholesome, healthy food, fresh organic fruit and veg (local where possible), natural skin care products and quality ...
Ye Olde Naked Man
Dates back to 1663. Situated in the heart of Settle, overlooking the market place. Something for everyone to enjoy; from hot breakfasts to lunches, drinks, fresh  ...
Rock Climbing on Castleberg Crag

Twenty Four climbing routes (sponsored and named after local Settle businesses) have been established on Castleberg Crag, overlooking Settle ...

Settle Heritage Trail
The trail is the perfect way to see, smell, hear and touch the beautiful landscape, architecture and wildlife that make up the stunning and historic Yorkshire Dales town of Settle.
Walk or Ride the Settle Loop
The Settle Loop was the first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in August 2005. It is a 10 mile (16km) circuit which takes in some stunning limestone scenery ...

Victoria Hall - Drama, Comedy, Film, Music, Workshops ...
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 events, workshops and indoor markets.

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.

Welcome to Settle