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Settle-Carlisle Railway


Step aboard for a fabulous train journey on the world-famous famous Settle-Carlisle Railway, with trains running from Leeds through to Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and on to Carlisle, stopping off at many stations en route. 


Fantastic, famous and popular train journey, known world-wide

Noted to be one of the most scenic railway journeys in England

Lots of pretty Stations along the route from Leeds to Carlisle

Stopping off at Carlisle – catch the AD 122 Bus to Hadrian’s Wall, Roman Forts & Museums and Carlisle Castle (once home to Mary Queen of Scots)


Buy your ticket in advance, or turn up to pay on the day – on the train or at a staffed station

Refreshment Trolley Service

On-Train Guides available to accompany Groups travelling on the line

Locally made ice creams available on some trains between Appleby and Carlisle

Walks Programmes available (see Friends of Settle-Carlisle website for further info)

Calling at all stations … from Leeds to Bradford, Keighley, Skipton, then on to Settle - Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Ribblehead - Dent - Garsdale - Kirkby Stephen - Appleby - Langwathby - Lazonby - Armathwaite and historic Carlisle. Travelling on the Settle-Carlisle Line offers you one of the most promising scenic journeys in the country.

Settle Station, which opened in 1876, features gothic style buildings. Originally 3 stations served the Settle area. Settle Junction closed in 1877, the same year that one was renamed Giggleswick. Good views of the local landscape can be viewed from this Station’s footbridge including the famous Pen-y-ghent, original railway workers houses and the Town Hall (now the local Tourist Information Centre).

The train stops off at lots of very pretty stations (listed above) where you can enjoy fresh air, shopping, excellent beverages and eats too.

Carlisle Station is mainline. Built in 1847 the citadel station was designed by William Tite who was also renowned for designing the London Stock Exchange. Carlisle is the Gateway City to the western stretch of the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall. A bus (No AD 122!) runs every day throughout the summer and departs outside Carlisle Station, taking you to the famous Wall and fascinating museums and Roman forts.

See website for further information.

Settle Station is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing day, otherwise open all year.


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