Settle is packed full of delights, and here are some of the highlights:
Settle Victoria Hall - This beautiful Victorian Music Hall has a wide programme of drama, comedy and music and is supplemented by community events, workshops and indoor markets. The Hall is also available for hire so makes a great venue for all sorts of events.
Settle Carlisle Railway - The 72 miles of the Settle-Carlisle line, ranked as one of the most well-known, spectacular railway journeys in the world. Trains head through the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales, into the Eden Valley and Appleby, through to Cumbria's vibrant capital city - Carlisle. You're guaranteed a great day out here.
Austwick Hall - Discover the history and art of this Tudor manor house and enjoy the tranquility of the 13 acres of gardens and woodland, set in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. They offer guided tours of the house led by the owners and don't forget to explore the growing collection of contemporary sculpture on the woodland trail.
Yorkshire Dales Guides provide adventure activities for most ages and abilities from introductory to more advanced sessions. Caving is one of their specialties as they can offer a range of levels from introductory ones suitable for families to advanced trips. In addition to the caving, they can offer Climbing and Abseiling and also Navigation Skills from basic map & compass, GPS to National Navigation Award Scheme Gold Award accredited courses.
Being based in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales provides access to some of the Country's finest scenery and one person who captures this perfectly is Steve Finch of Steve Finch Photography. Try one of his workshops or one-to-one tuitions - these can cover the basic issues of mastering manual control of your camera, allowing you to start concentrating on photography and producing cracking photography. Steve is also a local commercial photographer who provides images for businesses and organisations for their websites and advertising, including fashion, products, food and interiors.
Also, nearby, head to the glorious Forest of Bowland - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Internationally important for its heather moorland, blanket bog and rare birds, a small area of North Yorkshire lies within its boundaries. Bentham, the gateway to the Forest of Bowland, is an unspoilt but busy little place, standing on the River Wenning. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of their designation as an AONB and they have lots of events and festivals going on to celebrate this.