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Settle Folly and Museum of North Craven Life

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Built in the late 1670s by local lawyer Richard Preston, The Folly’s unusual exterior dominates the centre of Settle and was described by Nicholas Pevsner as ‘exotic’, ‘capricious’ and ‘wilful’! Now the home of the Museum of North Craven Life, The Folly hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions that tell the story of North Craven, its landscape and people.

You can discover what it was like to be a farmer up on the hills, a coalminer in Ingleton or a member of a well-off local family, as well as exploring the history of the world-famous Settle-Carlisle Railway. The Museum also offers a wide variety of activities including family days, concerts and workshops - details on the website above.

 

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