22 September 2020


Settle is a market town in North Yorkshire (historically West Yorkshire), and is somewhere I hadn’t visited before, only passed through by train on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. The River Ribble runs along the edge of the town and Settle is home to The Naked Man Café which is the oldest café in the country.

Market day in Settle is a Tuesday so we’d missed that, but there was the annual ‘Plant Pot Festival’ taking place whilst we were there. Most of the houses and businesses in the town had got involved in creating some brilliant plant pot sculptures and I’ve included a couple of my favourites below. 

There was even a plant pot climber climbing up Castleberg – a 300ft limestone crag which overlooks the town. You can actually walk up to the crag by following the Tot Lord Trail, although we didn’t have time on this visit, I’m sure the views are amazing.

Other places to look out for include Victoria Theatre, which was built in 1853, the 17th century Folly which now houses the Museum of North Craven Life, and the Quaker Meeting House which is one of the oldest in the country, dating back to 1678.

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