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Giggleswick, is as charming as its melodious name. It lies in a favoured position in the Ribbersdale Valley, a stones throw across the river from the lively market town of Settle. As with many dale and moorland villages, life here is centred around the ancient 12th-century church dedicated to St.Alkelda. This is a beautiful church which shows many treasures from an historic past. In the village there is a wonderful mix of sturdy stone cottages, many date from the 17th and 18th-century, a fact that is borne out by the date stones above picturesque small doorways. The famous Giggleswick school is clearly identified by its domed chapel, a dominant feature on the village skyline. The village has a few interesting shops and welcoming village inns where the visitor is able to find a tasty meal and a good pint of strong Yorkshire ale! A short distance away is the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre, that has daily demonstrations, eagle avaries and other rare birds. The glorious River Ribble meanders nearby and the Penine Way passes near to closeby Mallam.
This is a land of lofty windswept moors, ancient limestone hills, dales and deep plunging waterfalls. It has a loneliness, and a peace and tranquility, often hard to find in todays' turbulent world. Pretty Giggleswick makes an ideal base from which to explore all the splendours this ancient region has to offer.
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Harts Head Inn
Settle, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
In the North Yorkshire town of Giggleswick, 5 minutes from the A65, Harts Head Inn provides cosy accommodation and a traditional bar and restaurants with log fire. There is an extensive menu and wine ...
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The Lion at Settle- a Thwaites Inn of Character
Settle, North Yorkshire, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
In the heart of the charming market town, The Lion at Settle dates from the 17th century and offers a bar, an elegant restaurant, and free Wi-Fi in public areas. A full English breakfast is provided i...
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Falcon Manor Hotel
Settle, North Yorkshire, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
Built in 1841, this Grade II listed building has retained many period features, with converted and tastefully furnished interiors creating the warm and friendly atmosphere. It offers an ample car park...
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The Craven Arms
Settle, North Yorkshire, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
Nestled on the edge of the North Yorkshire Dales, The Craven Arms offers a pub and a restaurant, With free Wi-Fi in public areas and free onsite parking, this family-run hotel is in the village of Gig...
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Austwick, North Yorkshire, England (3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction NW)
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|Leeds Bradford International Airport||(29.2 miles, 47.0 km, direction SE)|
|Blackpool Airport||(36.7 miles, 59.1 km, direction SW)|
|Giggleswick to London||(199.1 miles, 320.4 km, direction SE)|
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