Settle

Settle, Yorkshire
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Settle is a market town in Ribblesdale just lying off the main A65 trunk road which skirts the Yorkshire Dales National Park en route to the Lake District.

Above the town's market square towers the dominant limestone cliff of Castleberg Crag, and beyond that (but mostly out of view from the town) Scosthrop Moor and the spectacular limestone outcrops 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.

Just north of Settle lies the village of Giggleswick, famous for more limestone cliffs and caves at Giggleswick Scar, and also Giggleswick School - with its distinctive green copper domed chapel.

Settle is also famous as the historic starting point of the Settle - Carlisle Railway, one of Great Britain's most spectacular railway lines.

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