Settle Station was opened in 1876 and has one of the large Derby Gothic Style station buildings.
This is one of the 3 stations which originally served Settle, the other two were Settle (Old) renamed Giggleswick in 1877 and Settle Junction which closed in 1877.
The station forms part of what was formerly a much larger complex including a goods shed, weigh office, sidings, cattle dock, signal box and water tank. Goods facilities were withdrawn in 1970 but even today the water tank and Station Master’s house, although now in private ownership, provide evidence of the station’s past
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Parking at Settle
A pay and display ticket machine is available at Settle Station. Parking costs £2.00 per day (24 hours) and a 5 day ticket costing £8.00 is also available.
There are no facilities for coaches to park at the station; limited facilities for drop off and pick up only are available in The Sidings (absolute maximum 20 minutes). Coach parking is available in Whitefriars Car Park.
The Local Area
Settle is known as the gateway to the Three Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and has a population of around 2,400. Situated at the foothills of the Pennines, amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire, it is known worldwide as the starting point of the Settle-Carlisle Railway. It is an excellent walking base with walks around the area to enjoy limestone scenery, stunning waterfalls, caves and much more. Settle is the perfect base to get out into the scenery and enjoy walking, riding, cycling, or caving, to name but a few activities.
Settle has been a bustling market town since 1249, surrounded by delightful villages. There is a wealth of interesting shops, welcoming cafes and family friendly pubs. Settle is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Settle is at its liveliest and colourful on Tuesdays, when the market takes place, attracting traders from far and wide.
‘The Shambles’ dominates the centre of Settle – a three storey building, with shops on 2 levels and houses above.
Most local businesses in Settle are family owned, some offering sale items unique to the area and it has continued to retain many of its old buildings and intimate atmosphere.
The Three Peaks covers about 160 kilometres of upland in the Pennines. The limestone scenery is internationally famous. All Three Peaks, Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent are around the same height of 700 metres and are probably the most popular outdoor area in the Yorkshire Dales National Park due to all the hill walking /running potential, limestone features and the wild landscape. Settle and the Three Peaks area has justifiably been chosen as the backdrop for a number of film and television productions such as Calendar Girls.
Find the Station
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