Settle is a picturesque market town in the Yorkshire Dales
Settle was first granted a market charter by King Henry III in 1249 and a Tuesday market is held to this day. There is a wide variety of merchandise. The pork pies and cheeses are particularly recommended.
No. 3 is part of a terrace of three elegant stone town houses built in the 19th century in the Greek Revival style. The terrace is Grade II listed.
The terrace was for many years home to the local veterinary and medical practices.
The famous Settle to Carlisle railway was the last great mainline railway to be built. It was completed in 1876 and presented a tremendous challenge for Victorian engineers. The 21 viaducts, tunnels and picturesque stations were constructed by men who lived a harsh life in shanty towns. Many died through injury or disease and there are several monuments in their memory. The nearby church in Chapel le Dale, in the shadow of the peaks, is worth a visit.
The railway was threatened with closure in 1988 but thanks to relentless campaigning from enthusiasts it is still possible to travel through 73 miles of a beautiful and varied landscape. There are steam trains running on a regular basis.