Graveyard Tours with Sarah Lister

Family friendly


Mon, 26 July 2021 - Wed, 1 September 2021. Wednesday Tours are at 7pm, Sunday tours 2:30pm


Local historian Sarah Lister presents six brand new tours of Settle’s Holy Ascension Graveyard. Discover the heroes and villains, lucky and unlucky, and sometimes downright brilliant ancestors of Settle in:

  • Intrepid Explorers – 21st and 25th July
  • Settle and Carlisle Railway Heroes – 28th July, 1st August
  • Local Lasses – 8th and 11th August
  • Men Behaving Badly – 15th and 18th August
  • Settle Superstars – 22nd and 25th August
  • Rags to Riches -29th August, 1st September

These fun, interactive tours will take you on a journey through the lives of people who lived and died in Settle and are buried here.

Graveyard tours will follow government advice on Covid-19. Please bring a mask unless exempt and respect social distancing. Entry is by ticket only.

Photos may be taken for publicity purposes. Please let organisers know if you do not want to be in photos.

The tours start at 7pm on Wednesdays and 2:30pm on Sundays at Settle’s Holy Ascension Graveyard. Please arrive on time for your tickets to be checked.

Access Info

The tours last about an hour. They are mainly outside and visitors will be standing throughout. Wear suitable clothing for the weather including shoes with closed toes for walking around the graveyard. Remember hats, sun cream and a drink if it’s hot. The tour may be shortened and / or run inside if the weather is bad. Refreshments are provided by the church, donations welcome.

Tickets can be booked in person at The Folly or online using the button below.

Further info

Cost: £3.00 per tour