A few highlights include:
The Museum of North Craven Life tells the story of North Craven, starting from the local landscape and its influence on all aspects of life in the area. Today the Museum is housed in The Folly, a 17th century gentleman’s residence in Settle.
Settle Victoria Hall is a Grade II listed working Victorian Music Hall with a wide programme of theatre, comedy, film and live music is supplemented by community events, workshops and indoor markets.
The Settle–Carlisle line is a 73-mile-long main railway line which crosses the remote, scenic regions of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, running between Settle Junction, on the Leeds to Morecambe line, and Carlisle, near the English-Scottish borders. The historic line was constructed in the 1870s and has several notable tunnels and viaducts.
Explore the lovely River Ribble on the Riverside walk which is suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and cycles, and within easy reach of the town centre. It is 0.6mls (approx) from end to end and lies on the route of the Ribble Way, a 69-mile long-distance footpath that follows the River Ribble from its mouth to its source.
The tall limestone rock of Castleberg has been recognised as a beauty spot for centuries, Today, Castleberg is owned by Settle Town Council and there is free public access either from Castleberg Lane or Constitution Hill. The Council manages the site both as a haven for wildlife and a beautiful place to visit.
This is the only survivor of eight watering places for steam locomotives on the Settle-Carlisle railway. During 2011 the water tower was televised for Channel 4's Restoration Man series where it was restored and adapted to be a private house, retaining all of its original features.
The quirky nature of the gallery as “possibly the smallest in the world” and the iconic status of red telephone boxes has attracted a good deal of attention. In the summer of 2019 it celebrated its 10th anniversary with an exhibition at the Folly Museum telling the story of the gallery and the exhibitions it has hosted.
A charity run swimming pool serving the local community aiming to provide a safe, clean pool offering a range of swimming sessions for all age groups and abilities.
The Listening Gallery is a world first, an audio gallery in an old telephone box! Free for everyone open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year in central Settle.
Multi-award-winning Settle Hydro uses an Archimedean screw to generate ‘green’ electricity from the River Ribble as it flows over the adjacent weir. The hydro scheme was built into the mill race which for hundreds of years fed water to the water wheel which powered the machinery at Bridge End Mill.
A small collection of shops showcasing furniture, fashion, art and design, alongside an all-day café-brasserie on the outskirts of Settle.
This 9 hole course has natural character in abundance including elevated tees, dry-stone walls, water features, crag faces, undulating fairways and lots of natural contours!
The town has its own Tourist Information Centre, an established calendar of events, and of course, an enchanting railway station.