Settle is a type of attractive towns within the Yorkshire Dales that makes you wish to come back repeatedly so we were very excited not too long ago to launch two new fabulous cottages in the area, Dugdales Barn and Stepping Stones Barn. What higher reason to arrange one other visit to the town?

Listed below are our top 5 reasons to visit Settle:

1. The historical town

Settle is a wonderful instance of a market town in the Yorkshire Dales. You’ll discover quirky unbiased shops and cafes along with a bustling market that takes place each Tuesday (the charter for the market dates all of the way back to 1249). Surrounded by stunning Dales’ countryside we think it makes an awesome base for exploring this fabulous part of the world.

The town itself is filled with historical buildings dating all of the way back to the seventeenth, 18th and 19th centuries and many of them are Grade II listed. Buildings to look out for embrace Settle Victoria Hall, a Victorian music hall that houses various live shows all year long, 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 right into a riot of colour each July and August with quirky characters and pretty flowers. Different events include 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 well-known railway journey and while you don’t need to journey all seventy three miles to Carlisle, we do think it is worth travelling at least part of this route by train. Originally constructed within the 1870s it is still considered to be a masterpiece of Victorian engineering.

Highlights include the Ribbledale Viaduct, an iconic construction which is 400 metres in length, 32 metres in height and with a formidable 24 arches situated in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, a preferred starting level for the Three Peaks challenge.

3. Beautiful countryside

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

Stainforth Force is just north of Settle and is a really fairly waterfall on the River Ribble. Watch closely and you could even spot some salmon leaping by means of the water on their journey up the river.

Ingleborough Cave is filled with historical artefacts that date back thousands and thousands of years and has been open to the public since 1837. Enter through 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 vital popular (and intriguingly named) establishments is Ye Olde Naked Man Café, which was originally built as an inn in 1663 and now serves a collection of homemade bread, cakes and meals to their customers. Tales concerning the name embrace 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 features of the building embody an inglenook fireplace and historical footage of the town. Other pubs include The Royal Oak which has been just lately refurbished and The Talbot Arms which has a large beer garden for those sunny summer days and a wood-burning fire for when it is chillier. All three pubs offer a fantastic selection of real ales, home-cooked meals and many character!

5. Attractive Cottages!

Now you can choose from a range of vacation cottages in your next brief break or vacation to Settle.

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

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