The Folly, Settle's House of Mystery
North Yorkshire

Built in the late 17th century, The Folly is Settle’s only Grade 1 listed historic house and the town’s finest and most significant building.

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    Once the home to Richard Preston, a wealthy lawyer, and standing on what was previously the main road into the town, The Folly was a symbol of wealth and power. Throughout its life The Folly has had a range of different uses, from a family home, farmhouse, bakery, warehouse, furniture shop, refreshment rooms, fish & chip shop, bank, salvage business and recently a holiday let.
    Yet still some of its history still remains a mystery.

    Today, you can visit The Folly and discover our packed programme of exhibitions and events, enjoy a delicious drink, home baked cake or lunch in our Coffee House and buy work by Yorkshire makers in our Artisans’ Gallery shop.
    Opening Times

    The Museum and Galleries are open Every Day*
    11:00am to 4:00pm

    *Please check before visiting, we rely upon volunteers to keep our doors open for visitors.

    In the unlikely event that we do not have volunteers available we may have to take the decision to close.


    Victoria Street, Settle, BD24 9EY

  • Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
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    • Cafe
    • Toilets
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