With a history going back around a thousand years (the Domesday Book of 1084 has a mention), Ingleton has a mining and textiles background. There are also links to famous authors Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Michael Moorcock, both of whom lived locally and wrote fiction set in the town.
Set in the Yorkshire Dales, just a 15 minute drive east from Kirkby Lonsdale on the A65, Ingleton today has attractions for all ages including an extensive antiques centre, home to more than 60 reputable dealers.
Ingleton is surrounded by magnificent limestone countryside featuring spectacular waterfalls, deep caves, and important geological and archaeological sites. It is, therefore, a popular destination for walkers, cavers and cyclists. Above ground, you are never far from where glaciation has produced scars, limestone pavements, high cliffs and deep dry gorges. Below ground, the limestone is riddled with dramatic underground rivers and stunning potholes.
Ingleton has a range of delightful small shops, cafés, pubs and bars. It also has a renowned pottery, an indoor climbing wall, BMX pump track, seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area.
Drive just 15 minutes on and you arrive at the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct, with 24 arches built over five years in the 19th Century. You may be lucky enough to watch a steam train cross it on the scenic Settle-Carlisle route.