Local Information about Settle
Tuesday is market day in the Yorkshire Dales town of Settle, attracting traders from far and wide to its colourful market. The market place is surrounded by interesting shops, restaurants and cafés and there are 3 pubs in the town which offer a welcome drink and good food. The centre is dominated by the Town Hall and the Shambles, a historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above.
Settle Victoria Hall is a beautiful Victorian Music Hall offering drama, comedy and music, along with workshops, community events and indoor markets. The Folly, home to the Museum of North Craven Life, is a Grade 1 listed 17th century house close to the centre of Settle.
Castleberg Rock is a prominent rock with flag-pole overlooking Settle which is free to explore and climb. There are paths through lilac and buddleia along with laurel, dogwood and whitebeam. Local climbers and traders have joined forces to create 24 rock climbing routes up the Castleberg rock face.
Festivals in the Settle area include the Flowers of the Dales Festival from March to October, a summertime Flowerpot Festival, Settle Folk Weekend and Storytelling Festival in the autumn and the fabulous springtime ride2stride Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival with walks, talks and music organised along the Settle-Carlisle Railway.
The Settle railway station has a regular passenger service to Skipton, and Leeds, with the fantastic scenic journey from Settle to Appleby or Carlisle on the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway over the Three Peaks and the Yorkshire Dales.
Visitors to Settle have a tremendous choice of accommodation to suit every budget - hotels with en-suite rooms, luxury guest houses, self-catering cottages and apartments, and caravan and camping sites. Further information can be obtained in the Accommodation section.