Yorkshire Dales Market Towns
Nestling at the foot of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, Ingleton is a market town surrounded by stunning countryside and provides an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales both above and below ground.
The narrow streets of Ingleton
Ingleton holds an open air market every Friday and there is much more besides to see in the town with galleries, craft shops and plenty of places to eat, drink and generally savour the quiet atmosphere.
Ingleton has a rich history to explore and takes its name from Old English and means "the farmstead by the hill". The towns agricultural past is still visible in the square where the old bullring can be seen in the tarmac. There are plenty of sixteenth century buildings to take in and St Mary's Church is home to one of Ingleton's oldest relics, the 800 year-old Norman Font.
For the more adventurous, and not so claustrophobic, visitor the Limestone bedrock and the North Craven Fault make Ingleton an ideal location to explore the underground world of the Dales. Nearby are White Scar Cave, Ingleborough Cave and Gaping Gill where at spring and August bank holidays you can descend in to the 365 feet deep cavern.
Above ground there is the Waterfalls Walk where you can take in the stunning scenery and spectacular waterfalls. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway runs nearby and crosses the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct just a short drive from the town.