Things to do when it’s Raining

Things to do when it’s Raining

Settle is a great base for exploring Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria – what ever the weather.

When the sun is shining there is nothing that can beat the great outdoors. There is so much wonderful countryside to explore, be it on foot, on a bike or in a car. However, the sun doesn’t always shine and so we thought it would be helpful to give some suggestions of ‘places to visit’ and ‘things to do’ when the weather is not so kind.

The distance from Settle is given against each destination. Click on the links to find out details of each suggestion.

Take a Train Ride

Settle Carlisle Railway (Settle)

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (nr Skipton) – 17mls

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (Keighley) – 25mls

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway (nr Ulverston) – 40mls

Wensleydale Railway (Leeming Bar) – 52mls

Settle Carlisle Railway

Take a Boat Ride

Pennine Boat Trips & Cruises (Skipton) – 17mls

Explore a Cave

Ingleborough Caves (Clapham) – 7mls

White Scar Caves (Ingleton) – 11mls

Stump Cross Caverns (nr Pately Bridge) – 38mls

Visit a Castle

Skipton Castle – 17mls

Clitheroe Castle – 20mls

Lancaster Castle – 28mls

Ripley Castle (nr Harrogate) – 38mls

Middleham Castle – 40mls

Bolton Castle (nr Leyburn) – 40mls

Richmond Castle – 51mls

Visit a Historic House

Browsholme Hall (nr Clitheroe) – 20mls

East Riddleston Hall (Keighley) – 25mls

Gawthorpe Hall (nr Padiham) – 27mls

Sizergh Castle (nr Kendal) – 27mls

Levens Hall (nr Kendal) – 28mls

Holker Hall (nr Cartmel) – 40mls

Harewood House (nr Leeds) – 42mls

Temple Newsam House (Leeds) – 42mls

Rydal Mount (nr Grasmere) – 42mls

Dove Cottage (Grasmere) – 46mls

Hill Top (Home of Beatrix Potter) (nr Hawkshead) – 42mls

Newby Hall (nr Ripon) – 46mls

Brantwood (nr Coniston) – 46mls

Kiplin Hall (nr Richmond) – 51mls

Visit a Museum or Heritage Centre

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<a target=”_blank” href=””>Museum of North Craven Life</a> (Settle) <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Slaidburn Heritage Centre</a> (Slaidburn) &ndash; 15mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Craven Museum &amp; Gallery</a> (Skipton) – 17mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Pendle Heritage Centre</a> (Barrowford) &ndash; 20mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum</a> (Earby) 21mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Upper Wharfedale Folk Museum</a> (Grassington) &ndash; 24mls  <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Dales Countryside Museum</a> (Hawes) &ndash; 24mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Cliffe Castle Museum</a> (Keighley) &ndash; 25mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Dent Village Heritage Centre</a> (Dent) &ndash; 26mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Ilkley Toy Museum</a> (Ilkley) &ndash; 26mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Manor House Art Gallery &amp; Museum</a> (Ilkley) &ndash; 26mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Museum of Lakeland Life</a> (Kendal) &ndash; 30mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Bronte Parsonage Museum</a> (Haworth) &ndash; 30mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Ribchester Roman Museum</a> (nr Blackburn) &ndash; 30mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>National Media Museum</a> (Bradford) &ndash; 34mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Salts Mill</a> (Bradford) &ndash; 34mls<br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>National Football Museum (Preston) – 37mls<br>
</a><a target=”_blank” href=””>Nidderdale Museum</a> (Pately Bridge) &ndash; 38mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Lakeland Motor Museum</a> (Cartmel) &ndash; 40mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Royal Armouries</a> (Leeds) &ndash; 42mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Ripon Museums</a> (Ripon) &ndash; 46mls  <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>Wordsworth Museum &amp; Art Gallery</a> (Grasmere) &ndash; 46mls <br>
<a target=”_blank” href=””>The Bowes Museum</a> (Barnard Castle) &ndash; 51mls 


Museum of North Craven Life (Settle)

Slaidburn Heritage Centre (Slaidburn) – 15mls

Craven Museum & Gallery (Skipton) – 17mls

Pendle Heritage Centre (Barrowford) – 20mls

Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum (Earby) 21mls

Upper Wharfedale Folk Museum (Grassington) – 24mls

Dales Countryside Museum (Hawes) – 24mls

Cliffe Castle Museum (Keighley) – 25mls

Dent Village Heritage Centre (Dent) – 26mls

Ilkley Toy Museum (Ilkley) – 26mls

Manor House Art Gallery & Museum (Ilkley) – 26mls

Museum of Lakeland Life (Kendal) – 30mls

Bronte Parsonage Museum (Haworth) – 30mls

Ribchester Roman Museum (nr Blackburn) – 30mls

National Media Museum (Bradford) – 34mls

Salts Mill (Bradford) – 34mls

National Football Museum (Preston) – 37mls

Nidderdale Museum (Pately Bridge) – 38mls

Lakeland Motor Museum (Cartmel) – 40mls

Royal Armouries (Leeds) – 42mls

Ripon Museums (Ripon) – 46mls

Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery (Grasmere) – 46mls

The Bowes Museum (Barnard Castle) – 51mls

Visit a Restored Mill

Gayle Mill (nr Hawes) – 24mls

Visit an Art & Craft Gallery

Platform Gallery (Clitheroe) – 20mls

Elm Gallery (Ilkley) – 26mls

Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre (nr Sedbergh) – 27mls

Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal) – 27mls

Gallery H (Arnside) – 30mls

John Kershaw Studio Pottery (Windermere) – 38mls

The Heaton Cooper Studio (Grasmere) – 47mls

Learn about James Herriot

World of James Herriot (Thirsk) -56mls

Learn about Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (Bowness-on-Windermere) – 40mls

Enjoy some Indoor Sport

Matrix Superbowl & Snooker (Skipton) – 17mls

Prestige Indoor Karting (Colne) – 21mls

Action Zone Laser Combat (Harrogate) – 38mls

Go for a Swim

Settle Swimming Pool

Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre (Skipton) – 17mls

Watch a Film

Skipton Plaza Cinema – 17mls

Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal) – 27mls

See how Cheese is made

Wensleydale Creamery (Hawes) – 24mls

See how Ropes are made

Outhwaite Ropemakers (Hawes) – 24mls

See how Beer is made

Black Sheep Brewery (Masham) -55mls

Theakston’s Brewery (Masham) – 55mls

Watch Horses Swimming

Horses Health Farm at Rathmell (nr Settle) – 3mls

Go Shopping

Watershed Mill Visitor Centre (Settle)

Boundary Mill (Colne) – 21mls

Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village – 28mls

K Village (Kendal) – 30mls

Lakeland (Windermere) – 38mls

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