You wander around and think you know Settle.
And then you dig a little deeper and discover some of its charms and attractions are more hidden and you need to explore for longer and take the time to find out more.
Settle is a lovely Dales town, but it's much more than that.
You may have noticed Settle Folly but have you been inside? It's a wonderful building, carefully restored and home to a Museum, Artisans' Gallery and excellent cake in the Folly Coffee House. Castleberg towers above Settle and has its own story to tell. There are so many other special places to discover in Settle, I've created a simple Settle Treasure Map, free for you to download and explore. Can you discover all of these:
- Settle Folly, home to the Museum of North Craven Life, Folly Artisans Gallery & Folly Coffee House
- Grade I and II listed buildings around the Market Place. Look for plaques commemorating Elgar's stay in Settle; Benjamin Waugh, founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; and the wonderfully named Goad & Butchers solicitors
- Victoria Hall, a Grade II listed original Victorian Music Hall
- Castleberg towering above Settle - make your way to the top & enjoy the view
- Settle Station, famous thanks to the Settle-Carlisle Railway, signal box & water tower
- Gallery on the Green, one of the world’s smallest galleries - in a former telephone kiosk
- Settle Stories’ Listening Gallery, the world’s first listening gallery - also in a telephone box!
- Ye Olde Naked Man Café - one of England's most photographed cafés
- Victoria Cave where evidence of prehistoric hunters was found - take care when visiting
- Settle Hydro - a reverse Archimedean screw system generating electricity for the community
- The Three Peaks: Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough
- Hoffman Kiln
- Ribblehead Viaduct Visitor Centre
- Courtyard Dairy, award-winning specialist cheesemongers