Crossing the Arten Gill Viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. Joe Dunckley /
Joe Dunckley /
The impressive Yorkshire Dales and Ribblehead Viaduct
Anthony Ward
Walkers waiting for their train at Ribblehead Station. Photo taken by Stuart Petch
Stuart Petch
Ribblehead Viaduct, Yorkshire Dales
Colin Barker
Settle to Carlisle
Settle - Carlisle
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Plan your trip

Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds then on to Settle. Trains are frequent and take approximately 2 hours.

Attractions along the Settle to Carlisle Line include:

Settle Station Signal Box
Ever wondered what it was like inside a working signal box? Now’s your chance with a visit to Settle Station Signal Box. Open to visitors every Saturday 10am-4pm.

White Scar Cave
Take a tour around the longest show cave in Britain with underground waterfalls and streams and thousands of stalactites.

Gallery on the Green
Believed to be the smallest public art gallery in the world. Certainly, it is the only one to be open 24 hours a day and filled to capacity at least twice a day!

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life
Explore the 300-year history of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers.

Carlisle Cathedral
Discover this historic cathedral located in the heart of the city.

Want to know more about exploring Carlisle? Click here to find all the info you need on the Discover Carlisle website.

More lines to explore nearby

Nearby heritage railways