Experience the variety of our landscape
Settle has something for everyone. You won’t be short of things to do on your visit.
Here are a few of our top recommendations:
Spend a day looking around the shops. There are not many places that can boast a high street where over 90% of the businesses are independent. We highly recommend going into Studio Vault a jewelry studio and gallery and Gavagan Art Gallery. They’re both underneath the 18th century Town Hall. You also won’t be short of vintage and charity shop attire in your time here, as the town has plenty of shops with perfect little finds on offer.
Want to see Settle from above? Climb the imposing limestone Castleberg Crag. It’s a quicker walk than you think (30 mins to the summit) up a zigzag path. The views of Settle and the hills beyond are breathtaking.
Looking for a once in a lifetime experience? We can only dare you to enter Gaping Gill. It is one of the unmistakable landmarks on the southern slopes of Ingleborough – a 98-metre deep pothole with the stream Fell Beck flowing into it.
Want a real challenge? Can you tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks? Around 24 miles and a 5200 ft ascent. It’s supposed to take under 12 hours to complete but nobody at Settle Stories HQ has ever managed that yet.
Settle Victoria Hall is the oldest surviving music hall in the world. It’s stunning inside. Check out their full programme of year-round events.
The Richard Whiteley Theatre is a 15 minute walk from central Settle in neighbouring village, Giggleswick (you think that’s a funny name? Google the other villages around these parts!)
The Folly – Settle’s House of Mystery is not to be missed. This impressive 17th century, grade 1 listed building is a fantastic museum with changing exhibitions. The Folly is also home to an Artisans Gallery and coffee house.
You really can’t miss a trip to Settle Stories very own Listening Gallery, a world first audio gallery in a heritage phone box. Settle also has a visual art gallery in a phone box – Gallery on the Green which is just 5 mins from the centre of Settle in one of the town’s oldest parts – upper Settle.
To experience Settle in a way different to any other, keep your beady eye’s peeled for details about the Yorkshire Festival of Story. We light up this town with our story magic, and it’s a brilliant way to experience this historic landscape in a new, exciting and unforgettable way.
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