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Settle is an historic market town nestled at the foot of the Pennines. The bustling square is home to regular markets every Tuesday. The area boasts a wealth of spectacular scenery including one of the largest northern outcrops of limestone pavements and expansive gritstone moorland. Caves, waterfalls, potholes and the Three Peaks Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent attract thousands of visitors every year.

Local walk along the river and nearby village of Giggleswick is featured on this small video. There are plenty of eateries in the Settle area including cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs that offer a fine selection of cuisine to suit every palette and pocket. Settle is also home to the Settle – Carlisle railway and throughout the summer there are steam specials laid on.

Three of our rooms have direct views to the imposing and historic limestone outcrop known as Castleberg Crag that dominates the town.

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 local walking books and cycling routes and maps you can borrow during your stay. Here are a selection of walks that can be done, either from the front door or a small drive away if needed.

Straight from the house – Town & Country (Victoria Cave and Attermire Scar)

We have variations of this walk to make it longer or shorter should you wish

also Local Viewpoint and interest point – Tunnel Vision at Stainforth, again this route can walk along the river Ribble and can include a nice circular walk

Malham is about 6 miles away so can be reached on foot over the hills or round them in the car!

Pennine Way Route – Paving the Way at Malham & Scar Attraction

We do have the classic circular walk from Malham to take in Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar and the top of the famous Malham Cove -from our map and/or book


Check out what is happening at our local theatre, Victoria hall is a beautiful  Victorian Music hall in the centre of Settle dating back to 1853.

There is a wide range programme of music, drama, comedy, poetry and also community events and workshops. Only a short walk from King William the Fourth Guest house, why don’t you check out what is on during your stay or even plan for the future with one of their shows or events. 


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