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County - North Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01729 | code search
Postcode: BD24 | code search
Population: 2500
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Birthplace of:
John Lambert
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Folk Customs:
Bainbridge Horn Ceremony
Goathland Plough Stots
Ripon Hornblower
Scarborough Skipping Day

Settle Events

July
Hearts Yorkshire Three Peaks

October
Settle Storytelling Festival
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Falcon Manor Hotel
"General review: We both enjoyed the good value for money steak night meal offer which included a bottle of wine.

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Eldon Country Hotel
"What a fantastic hotel we was made so welcome by Kevin and Gill, the room was lovely very clean and we felt so at home. the Brakfast was outstanding we ..." More

Falcon Manor Hotel
"Good Points: Friendliness and helpfulness of Staff. Conveniently located. Reception and Staff excellent. Breakfasts excellent. Bad Points: Dinner poor. Small portions, overcooked and in the case of one dish 'risotto' rated ..." More

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"A foodie taking a break in a cottage in the Northwest? For a quick way to stock up on regional produce, regional specialities, organic vegetables and the finer things in ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Settle | 10 Places to Stay

The thriving market town of Settle makes a great base for touring two of the North of Englandís most beautiful areas. It sits at the southwest edge of The Yorkshire Dales National Park, with all of the pretty villages and picturesque countryside that entails. It is also at the northeast edge of the Forest of Bowland, still relatively unknown even to the English, an area of little lanes and pretty rivers. And a bit further afield, the Lakes are a comfortable drive away along the A65. The area around Settle is renowned for its limestone scenery, and it has several caves in the vicinity, including Victoria Cave where prehistoric remains were found in the 19th century. It takes some imagination to look at the wild and rugged scenery today and picture hippos there, but hippopotamus bones were discovered there, along with those of bears and mammoths. Settle itself is a pleasant settlement of some 2,420 souls at the last census, with many stone buildings giving it character. There is a market place that fills up every Tuesday, and in the centre the Shambles must be seen on any visit to the place, a three-storey structure containing shops below and housing above. The greatest claim-to-fame of Settle, however, is as the starting point of the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line, 72 miles of unforgettable travel. This was built in the 1870s to provide a route to Scotland from Yorkshire and the East Midlands, and it is still a significant freight line today. But for visitors it is the spectacular countryside through which it passes that will be of interest, and the confident and grandiose engineering that building the line entailed. The Ribblehead Viaduct and the Dent Head Viaduct in particular are breath-taking, but they are just two of 22 viaducts, and there are 14 tunnels into the bargain. Those planning trips from the line should be aware that several of the stations are a good hike from the villages whose names they take Ė the line was built as an express route, seeking the fastest way rather than the most convenient for the little stops along the way, but this gives it extra charm, increasing the feeling of space and freedom that walkers and others wanting to get-away-from-it-all so relish.

Accountant

Shepherd Partnership
Wood & Co

Attraction

Horses Health Farm
Malham Tarn (NT)
Settle-Carlisle Railway
Yorkshire Dales Falconry & Conservation Centre

Classes

Dance - Helen Howard School of Theatre Dance

Cottage

Bramble Bank
Dales Holiday Cottages

Dentist

Oasis Dental Care

Estate Agent

Graveson Estate Agency Kingsley
Halifax Property Services
Wright Neil Associates

Farmers Market

Settle Farmers Market

Golf Club

Settle Golf Club

Holiday Park

Crowtrees Holiday Park
Langcliffe Caravan Park

Inn

New Inn Hotel
The Craven Heifer
The Maypole Inn

Market

Settle Farmers Market
Settle Market
Settle Social Club Car Boot
Victoria Hall Market

Pub and Bar

Craven Arms
Golden Lion Hotel
Plough Inn (The)

Restaurant

Craven Arms
Golden Gate Two
Golden Lion Hotel
Little House
Plough Inn (The)
Ravenous
The Traddock

School

Catteral Hall
Giggleswick School

Solicitor

Hudsons

Taxi

Settle Taxis

Vet

Dalehead Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Settle CC (Cricket)

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Shops

Drake & Macefield
Archway Books
Flower Basket
N P Sher
Nelson Footwear
R & M McGeoch
Ingreatshape
Linton Court Gallery
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Car and Kitchen

Antiques

Peel Antiques
Milnthorpe Mary & Daughters

Activities

Bradford Pothole Club(Caving)

Places to Stay near Settle

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Harts Head Hotel (0.24 miles)

Harts Head Hotel

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18th Century Country Inn providing excellent service on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Listed in Camra Good Beer Guide for the last 6 years. Great value food. ... More

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King William The Fourth Guest House (0.41 miles)

King William The Fourth Guest House

Set in the midst of Settle, King William The Fourth Guest House is ideally suited for those wanting to be centrally based and within walking distance of all the local facilities.Having been completely renovated and ... More | visit website

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Falcon Manor Hotel (0.75 miles)

Falcon Manor Hotel

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Built in 1841, this Grade II listed building has retained many period features, with converted and tastefully furnished interiors creating the warm and friendly atmosphere of a country house hotel. Located on ... More

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Craven Arms (1.13 miles)

Craven Arms

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The Craven Arms is nestled on the edges of the North Yorkshire Dales. Our family-friendly hotel, pub and restaurant is a great place to visit whilst exploring the beautiful countryside. ... More

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The Craven Heifer (1.90 miles)

The Craven Heifer
Set in the wonderful, quintessential chocolate box village of Stainforth, in the heart of the north Yorkshire Dales, the Craven Heifer Hotel is in an excellent location both for visitors enjoying a day out or ... More | visit website
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Maypole Inn (3.70 miles)

Maypole Inn

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The Maypole Inn is a lovely, 1600ís Dales Country Inn with cosy en-suite rooms, open log fires, and lots of character. It is located in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, only ... More

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The Traddock (3.87 miles)

The Traddock

Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Traddock is a family run hotel that provides quality en-suite accommodation, elegant contemporary cuisine, a romantic setting and a warm welcome. The perfect base ... More | visit website

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Boars Head (3.89 miles)

Boars Head
The Boars Head Hotel is a lovely old building, built in the 1700's, set in a picturesque little village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Set between Skipton (10 miles) and Settle (4 miles). ... More | visit website
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Dalesbridge House (3.95 miles)

Dalesbridge House

Dalesbridge House is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Forest of Bowland. A warm welcome awaits you and our comfortable rooms have wonderful views over the surrounding fields and fells. ... More | visit website

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Dalesbridge B&B (3.95 miles)

Dalesbridge B&B
Dalesbridge House is available for let either on a sole use, self-catering basis or as individual B&B rooms. With accommodation for up to 15 people, there is plenty of room for groups wishing to stay ... More | visit website

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