The bustling spirit of the Dales Continue Reading Settle

Settle is a bustling, traditional market town in the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by fabulous landscapes, rich heritage and unspoilt villages.

Sitting just below the Castleburg Crag, Settle is a fantastic place to stay for those wanting to explore the dramatic hillscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.

Settle, a town of tradition

Settle’s weekly market takes place every Tuesday with a broad mix of stalls and traders.  Here you find baked goods, fresh produce, fish, preserves, crafts, home goods and much more.

The streets of Settle and a thriving range of independent shops offer a choice of country wear and fashions, gifts and a host of delicious treats to enjoy or take home.

Settle is also home to a host of great places to eat and drink. There are cosy cafes, bustling tea rooms, welcoming pubs and award-winning restaurants offering the perfect follow-up to a day exploring the fells.

Walking near Settle, at the Ribblehead viaduct.
Settle sign on the popular Railway Station

Settle and its surrounding area have an incredible heritage, visible in the attractive 17th and 18th-century streets and ginnels, the echoes of the town’s agricultural and industrial heritage, and the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.  This railway line is not a Heritage line but a part of the national network.  It is famed both for the incredible landscape it traverses and the feats of engineering that were required for it to do so, such as the Ribblehead Viaduct.

In the nearby area are many natural wonders such as the magnificent Three Peaks of Yorkshire – Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent – as well as the spectacular Malham Cove, Goredale Scar and Malham Tarn.

And just a stone’s throw away are some of the grandest and most picturesque of North Yorkshire’s waterfalls – Stainforth Foss, Catrigg Foss and Janet’s Foss.  Wherever you go there are glorious views to admire and enjoy.