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High quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the center of the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Settle

Booking & Availability CLICK HERE - for our best rates

High quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the center of the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Settle


King William The Fourth Guesthouse has six delightfully individual en suite rooms which blend period features with contemporary decor.


Breakfast is served between 8am and 9.30am, but we do offer early breakfast for those guests who are undertaking the 3 peaks challenge as early as 05.30 by prior arrangement.


The town is surrounded by attractive Dales villages. Giggleswick with its renowned public school and Chapel, Austwick, Clapham, Langcliffe and Stainforth are nearby. Malham with its limestone pavement and cove and Ingleton with its stunning waterfall and caves area are both within easy reach.


We have five parking spaces at the Guest House. Or you can park on the road after 6pm. There is a public ‘Pay and Display’ car park near to the Guest House. You can also park in the Town Square which is freebetween 6pm-9am. BIKES – We have secure storage for bicycles in our Cellar (sorry no Tandems)

News from King Billy

  • Settle Flowerpot Festival 2015

    Meet “Christophe” our new recruit to oversee the famous King Billy’s “Yorkshire” Breakfasts! Visit us during July to August and not only to you get to see him, there are many other of his Flowerpot family all over Settle during this year’s festival

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  • Settle – Your Mountain Bike Destination

    Whether you prefer the natural or a trail centre we have both within easy access of our guest house. You can ride straight out onto the “Settle Loop” a 10 mile circular route which takes in parts of the Pennine Bridleway and with spectacular views of Malham Tarn and the Dales. This is a great […]

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  • Winter walking in “Yorkshire Three Peaks” Country

      Recently we have been out and about even though the weather has been on the chilly side it does not stop you enjoying the scenes and highlights just up the dale! Our first small video of a walk around the Ribblehead Viaduct is great for all ages and walking abilities no steep hills, we […]

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  • Pamper yourselves !

    We are very excited to share with you the NEW and improved “Golden Pippin” Bathroom – we have replaced the Spa Bath with a brand new integrated Jacuzzi Bath and Power-Shower. Of course we had to test it out and we were really impressed with the settings of the bath – you can adjust the […]

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  • Ever Thought of Doing the Three Peaks?

    Help look after the Three Peaks by walking the Three Peaks! Have you ever thought of doing the Three Peaks and never got round to it? Or you may have done them before and are ready for another go. Well, now you have the perfect opportunity. Next year (provisional date Sunday 7th June) the Three […]

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  • Firework Finale – Get ready for Christmas!

    We were treated this evening to a spectacular Firework display following “Settle’s Christmas Light Switch On”  This afternoon  was a festival of family fun with Santa, Local music & singing, Princess Elsa!  Church choirs . Also a plug for the local forthcoming Panto “The Witch that nicked Christmas”  at Victoria Hall. With local stalls in […]

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  • Accessible & Pet Friendly Room

    Finding a room in a guest house or B&B which needs to cater for your specific needs? We have the answer; Our “Black Sheep” Room is located on the ground floor of our guest house, which is accessible direct from the street (parking spaces right outside the front door) There are no steps which allows […]

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  • Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

    “A walk in a waterfall wonderland” and they are not wrong! This Yorkshire Dales four and half mile walk through some of the most spectacular woodland made even more special as we went on a glorious sunny autumn day! The walk takes you up & down with “quite a few steps” involved along the route […]

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  • Settle Signal Box

    Saturday Chris & Jackie visited the Settle Signal Box next to the station this is a small working museum. The “Friends of the Settle to Carlisle Line” volunteers will show you the workings of the mechanical-era of the railway signalling and you even get to have a go! It’s open to the public most Saturdays […]

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  • Salmon leaping up the River Ribble!

    On a lovely warm autumn afternoon take a walk along the River Ribble to the bridge near Stainforth, and then watch in awe the effort of salmon leaping up the force! We were so pleased to get some great shots (using a non-professional camera!) This certainly is a special time of the year and does […]

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Your Comments

Some comments from Trip Adviser

We have just had a weekend at the King Billy. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. Jackie and Chris were the perfect hosts, friendly but not intrusive. The breakfasts were excellent (I would recommend the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.) The Fuggles room was very comfortable and when I bought a bottle of red wine, two red wine glasses were supplied. As per usual I managed to leave something when we left, and Jackie phoned me to say she would post it to me. Thanks Jackie and Chris.

Perfect in every way

Four of us were cycling the Dales cycleway with four friends supporting us. The location is great in the centre of Settle with plenty of places to eat and drink in the location. The owner had been out cycling and so are very accepting of cyclists, they stored our bikes (and some others) no problem. They even noticed a flat tyre on one of our bikes the following morning, thankyou! Rooms are spacious, nice décor and spotless. Breakfast options were excellent and well cooked. You will be made very welcome.

Excellent one night stay

We arrived earlier than planned and our hosts checked us in with a wonderful welcome. They have limited parking but there is a car park very close to the guest house which is inexpensive, we used both during our three day visit. Our room, at the top of the guest house, was spacious and comfortable. There are rooms on all floors including the ground floor. I really enjoyed the breakfasts which set us up for the day. The guest house is really well located - close to shops and restaurants. Even with the central location it is not noisy at night. We were warned to eat early because most of the restaurants close quite early.

Walking and relaxing