Settle’s Historic Tuesday Market

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Settle’s Historic Tuesday Market

In these days of out of town and internet shopping, a thriving traditional market is a welcome sight.

Nestling between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Trough of Bowland, Settle has had a Market Charter since 1248 and every Tuesday holds both indoor and outdoor Markets. With produce as diverse as locally sourced meat and artisan bread, fresh fruit and veg, eggs and a fish stall collecting from Fleetwood early that morning, Settle Market is exciting and attractive.

Offering a wide variety of stalls the market also boasts, amongst others, ladies and gents clothing and footwear, Italian leather bags as well as pictures and framing, CDs, stationery, plants, flowers and watch repairs.  A “continental” section hosts flatbread pizzas, olives and cheeses. The indoor market, held in the Victoria Hall, England’s oldest surviving music hall, also offers a variety of interesting and attractive stalls.


Easily accessed from the A65 a major route connecting West Yorkshire to the Lake District. Settle has much to offer for either a day trip or a longer stay.

The bustling Tuesday market is the focus of this picturesque Market Place which is surrounded by the historic Town Hall and The Shambles.  Both offer exclusive small independent retail shops and art galleries set against a back drop of the awe inspiring Castlebergh Rock, from whose summit there are stunning views over the entire town.

Free coach parking at the Whitefriars car park located 100 yards from the market place provides ample parking and toilet facilities. A warm welcome is extended to all travelers.

Group Organisers and Coach Operators should contact the Market Superintendent:-

Contact: Marjorie Tindale or alternatively Rebecca Hill on 01729 823617 or via:

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