Above the town's market square looms the dominant limestone outcrop of Castleberg Crag, and beyond that (but mostly out of view from the town) Scosthrop Moor and the spectacular limestone cliffs and caves of Warrendale Knots, Jubilee Cave, Victoria Cave and Attermire Scar.
Also nearby are the waterfalls of Scalebar Force (just off the road leading over Scosthrop Moor and on to Kirkby Malham and Airton in Malhamdale), Stainforth Force (on the River Ribble near Stainforth) and Catrigg Force (also near Stainforth).
Settle makes an excellent base for exploring the spectacular limestone scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, as well as the gentler rolling hills of Bowland (not part of the national park - but designated an area of outstanding natural beauty in its own right) to the west.
Settle is also famous as the historic starting point of the Settle - Carlisle Railway, one of Great Britain's most spectacular railway lines.
In the summertime the town also pays host to the famous Settle Flowerpot Festival, where a range of thematically attired flowerpot men can be seen !
Accommodation in and around Settle
Other Settle related websites:
For more information about Settle and the surrounding area, please also visit the following externally maintained website(s):
- The Folly - Museum of North Craven Life
- Information about Settle from "A Dales Holiday Cottage"
- Settle and District Chamber of Trade
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