Getting Here

Our address: The Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick School, Giggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DE

 

Please see below for advice about how best to reach us. Both Giggleswick and Settle are served by public transport until 9pm daily, including Sundays. The theatre is located within the main senior school campus.

 

By Car

Accordion From Leeds
  • Follow the A65 to Settle.
  • Pass under the railway bridge and take the first exit signposted Kendal, which despite still officially being the A65 is also known as the Settle bypass.
  • Take the first right turn signposted Giggleswick.
  • Follow this road to the crossroads and go straight across into Raines Road, at which point ‘Eshtons’ playing fields will appear on the left.
  • Continue to the T Junction and turn left.
  • After 50 yards, fork left up the hill.
  • Take the main entrance to the school on the first right.
  • The main car park is on the next left.
  • The main entrance to the theatre is in the far left hand corner of the car park.
Accordion From Manchester
  • Join the M60 Eastbound.
  • At Junction 18, join the M66.
  • Follow the M66 to the A56, and continue on to join the M65 at Junction 8.
  • Follow the M65 to Junction 13 and join the A682. Follow this road to Gisburn.
  • When you reach Gisburn, turn right and then immediate left at the mini roundabout and continue on the A682 to Long Preston.
  • On arrival in Long Preston, turn left onto the A65 and follow this road for approximately 5 miles until you pass under a railway bridge and meet a large roundabout on the outskirts of Settle.
  • Take the first exit onto the Settle Bypass – this is still the A65.
  • Take the first right turn signposted Giggleswick, and follow this road to the crossroad.
  • Go straight across the crossroad onto Raines Road where you will see Eshton’s Playing Fields on the left.
  • Continue until the T Junction and turn left.
  • After 50 yards, fork left up the hill.
  • Take the main entrance to the school on the first right.
  • The main car park is on the next left.
  • The main entrance to the theatre is in the far left hand corner of the car park.
Accordion From Scotland and Cumbria
  • Follow the A74(M) and M6 south towards Kendal.
  • At Junction 36 join the A65, signposted Skipton.
  • Follow the A65 some 18 miles, past Kirby Lonsdale, Ingleton and Clapham.
  • Pass the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre on the right.
  • After around 400 yards on from the factory, take the left turn signposted Giggleswick & Settle – you’ll see a golf course on the right and immediately after that a junction signposted Giggleswick School.
  • As the school appears on both sides of a narrow, winding road some 200 yards along, take the right turn that rises steeply through the gateway.
  • The main entrance to the theatre is in the far left hand corner of the car park.
 

By Train

We are approximately a twenty-minute walk from Settle Station and approximately a 25 minute walk from Giggleswick Station. Whilst Settle Station sits on the line between Leeds and Carlisle, Giggleswick Station can only be reached via the line that operates between Leeds and Morecambe. Connections from these stations run to destinations across the UK. Click here to visit the Northern Rail website, where you can book rail tickets and browse timetables for trains going to and from Settle and Giggleswick.

 

By Bus

Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches operates the 580 service between Skipton and Settle, and a service between Kirby Lonsdale and Settle, known as the 581. The latter also stops in Giggleswick. 

 

There’s also the number 11 North Yorkshire County Council service, which stops in Settle as part of its route between Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Tosside. North Yorkshire County Council also runs most of the connections from Skipton.

 

All of the above services stop at Settle Market Place, and we are approximately a twenty minute walk from here. The 581 Giggleswick stop is on Station Road, but it’s worth noting that this stop is further from the theatre than Settle Market Place.

 

If you’re coming from further afield, National Express operate a Skipton to London service, which runs twice a day and goes via Leeds. 

 

By Taxi

There are three main taxi firms serving the Settle area. Pre-Booking is always recommended:

 

Stainforth Private Hire – 01729 824888

Austwick Taxis – 015242 51364

Settle Taxis – 01729 822219