Settle is a kind of attractive towns in the Yorkshire Dales that makes you wish to come back time and again so we were very excited lately to launch two new fabulous cottages within the space, Dugdales Barn and Stepping Stones Barn. What higher reason to arrange another visit to the town?

Listed below are our top 5 reasons to visit Settle:

1. The historical town

Settle is a wonderful example of a market town within the Yorkshire Dales. You’ll find quirky independent shops and cafes along with a bustling market that takes place each Tuesday (the charter for the market dates all the way back to 1249). Surrounded by lovely Dales’ countryside we think it makes a great base for exploring this fabulous a part of the world.

The town itself is full of historical buildings relationship all the way back to the seventeenth, 18th and 19th centuries and lots of of them are Grade II listed. Buildings to look out for embrace Settle Victoria Corridor, a Victorian music corridor that houses various live shows throughout the year, and The Shambles with its six distinctive arches which is dwelling to a variety of local shops.

One of many highlights of the year is the Settle Flowerpot Festival which transforms the town into a riot of color every July and August with quirky characters and fairly flowers. Different occasions embody the Settle Folk Gathering in September and the Settle Stories Festival in April.

2. Settle to Carlisle Railway

Settle is the starting level for this world famous railway journey and while you don’t have to journey all 73 miles to Carlisle, we do think it is value travelling at the least part of this route by train. Originally constructed in the 1870s it remains to be considered to be a masterpiece of Victorian engineering.

Highlights include the Ribbledale Viaduct, an iconic structure which is 400 metres in size, 32 metres in height and with an impressive 24 arches situated in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, a popular starting point for the Three Peaks challenge.

3. Beautiful countryside

One of the big draws of Settle for many visitors is its location proper in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. It is an ideal base for tackling the three peaks of Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Different factors of interest embody Castleberg Crag, a limestone cliff that towers over Settle and Gordale Scar – a huge gorge with two waterfalls that you could climb up and explore.

Stainforth Force is just north of Settle and is a very fairly waterfall on the River Ribble. Watch intently and chances are you’ll even spot some salmon jumping by way of the water on their journey up the river.

Ingleborough Cave is full of historical artefacts that date back millions of years and has been open to the general public since 1837. Enter by way of the imposing cave entrance and you’ll see beautiful icicle-like rock formations and streams of still water.

4. Eating and drinking

You’ll be spoilt for choice of places to eat and drink in Settle and one of the crucial well-liked (and intriguingly named) institutions is Ye Olde Naked Man Café, which was originally constructed as an inn in 1663 and now serves a collection of homemade bread, cakes and meals to their customers. Tales about the name include a legend that a naked man was buried underneath the building and that it was once house to an undertaker.

The Lion pub is housed within another historic building (dating from 1640) and options of the building embody an inglenook fireplace and historical photos of the town. Different pubs embrace The Royal Oak which has been recently refurbished and The Talbot Arms which has a large beer garden for those sunny summer time days and a wood-burning fire for when it is chillier. All three pubs supply a great collection of real ales, residence-cooked meals and many character!

5. Beautiful Cottages!

You can now select from a range of holiday cottages on your next short break or vacation to Settle.

A fantastically converted 19th-century historical barn within the heart of Settle. This two-bedroom cottage has double height dwelling space and uncovered beams for real wow factor.

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