The charming market towns of Kirkby Lonsdale, Hawes, Settle and Sedbergh are all only a few minutes away from Ingleton. The Lake District, Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and Skipton are just a short drive away but surrounding Ingleton are some charming villages/small towns often overlooked by tourists but worth exploring.
The thriving market town of Hawes is home to Wensleydale Cheese and the Dales Countryside Museum. Click here for website
Settle, one of the main market towns serving the Yorkshire Dales, richly deserves it’s reputation as a great destination for leisure be it shopping, holidaying or day tripping. Shopping here is interesting. The town is crammed with independent, family owned businesses where a smile, a chat and good advice are found in abundance.
There’s something for everyone whatever your age. Swim in the indoor pool, watch a show at the Victoria Theatre, walk, bike or run the hills, wander round an art gallery or museum, little ones can let off steam at indoor or outdoor play facilities, indulge the taste buds in a tea room or enjoy a pint in a pub.
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Sedbergh - the book town.
The old Market Town of Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), with its cobbled yards and unique atmosphere developed at a confluence of four valleys and four rivers where ancient trade routes merged. Its main industries through the centuries have been based around farming and the production of products from wool, with weaving and hand knitting being the main employment of the Sedbergh people.
In 2005 the decline of the town centre was arrested by the first fruits of the four-year project to make Sedbergh England's Book Town. A book town is a loose collective of businesses based around books and their production. The book shops of Sedbergh and district offer a treasure trove of collector's books for the enthusiast. In addition to the shops Sedbergh has established a Festival of Books and Drama which takes place in August to add to the many events already offered by this most energetic of communities. Click here for website
Visitors are welcome at Bentham, Kirkby Lonsdale, Sedbergh and Settle Golf Clubs.
Bentham Click here
Kirkby Lonsdale Click here
Sedbergh Click here
Settle Click here