Easter in Settle

Spring is well on the way. The days are getting longer and the weather (a bit) better. It can’t be long till summer now, can it? But that still seems a long time to wait for some time away from it all. Thankfully, the Easter holiday beckons. And for a quick and easy spring break, you can’t beat a good ‘staycation’. The UK has so much to offer. And where better than last year’s stop staycation destination, the picturesque town of Settle?

Escape to the Great British countryside 

Settle is nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, the best national park in Europe according to TripAdvisor. So there’s plenty of gorgeous scenery on offer. Rolling hills and valleys. Sprawling moors. Three stunning peaks to conquer. Or to admire from a safe distance! Settle is especially known and admired for the beautiful and historic Settle-Carlisle railway. Train enthusiasts – and even the rest of us – can enjoy unforgettable charter excursions in heritage rolling stock.

The railway station also has modern trains connecting to Bradford, Leeds and London Kings Cross as well as Lancaster and the main West Coast line. That means Settle is easily accessible for non-drivers or those who prefer to leave the car at home. There’s also a railway station at Giggleswick, just to the south-west of Settle. Even older than its larger neighbour, the station was opened by the ‘Little’ North Western Railway in 1849. In addition to its splendid name, Giggleswick itself boasts a charming church, a famous 500-year old school and a choice of two pubs.

Your heritage home from home

Giggleswick is also home to Bridge End Mill. This old mill has been lovingly converted into holiday apartments managed by Residential Estates. Most accommodate up to 6-8 people, making them perfect for families and even joint family trips. There are four floors, each with its own charm.

You might like a spacious ground floor apartment with a terraced area overlooking the River Ribble. Or a three bedroom flat on the third floor, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. In between are equally attractive apartments with dual aspect, open plan living kitchens and all modern conveniences. There is also a communal courtyard and a bike store, while each apartment has its own dedicated parking space.

Time for tea (or a pint) 

Don’t forget to venture out of your cosy home from home, though! A trip into Settle will be rewarded with a wealth of pubs, cafés, tearooms and restaurants. The famous Ye Olde Naked Man café and bakery is not to be missed. There are also plenty of local, independent shops to browse. You’ll find everything from delicious local produce to unique crafts and antiques.

So, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to book a much needed Easter break for the family. Or just for two! Settle has everything you need for a relaxing British holiday that won’t break the bank.