Settle is a bustling market town in the foothills of the Pennines amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire. Nestled in the shadow of the striking Castleberg Crag, this sleepy town is famous for its lively outdoor market and breathtaking railway line.

Start the day browsing the local shops of the town centre – many are family-owned and you’ll find some offering items for sale unique to the Settle area. Have a break at Ye Olde Naked Man Cafe, dating back to 1663 Ye Olde Naked Man Cafe is a unique bakery and cafĂ© serving a wide range of freshly baked original breads and cakes, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

A short walk from the town centre is an unusual art gallery – thought to be the smallest gallery in the world, the Gallery on the Green is housed in a former BT telephone kiosk. With a constantly changing exhibition programme it’s definitely worth a visit.

The Folly is a striking and impressive 17th century house on the main street which houses the Museum of North Craven Life. The Museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions that tell the story of North Craven, its landscape and people.

A trip to Settle wouldn’t be complete without a trip on England's most scenic railway. Jump on board the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway as you glide over Victorian viaducts, past colourful stations and through narrow tunnels. Join one of The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line’s led walks – an experienced guide will meet you at the station and will be your leader throughout the walk. To find out more visit their website.

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Ribblehead Viaduct