Ingleton: A Beautiful Village in The Yorkshire Dales.

Ingleton is a beautiful Yorkshire Dales village nestled on the lower slopes of Ingleborough, one of Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks.

This is Ingleton

The history of Ingleton can be traced back to a pre-historic settlement around 2000BC.

Later, it was settled in the Iron Age by the Brigantes who built a fort on top of Ingleborough. When the Romans invaded around 43AD they defeated the Brigantes in battle and built a fort alongside the hill fort. The valley was criss-crossed by Roman roads.

Jumping ahead a thousand years, the village is mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1084 where it is referred to as “Inglestune”.

By the 12th century the Normans had built a church in the village.

That’s enough history! If you want to find out more about kings and princes and battles, (and bull-fights!) click here.

Let’s look at the Ingleton of today through the lens of my camera:

Road into Ingleton ©HelenBushe
River View ©HelenBushe
Railway Viaduct ©HelenBushe
Cottages under Viaduct ©HelenBushe
Cottage on Corner ©HelenBushe

It looks like the kind of place where there might be some notable doors!

Please click on any image to view full-size or start a slideshow:

Did you spot the the one which used to be a door, but is a door no longer?

If you did, you can fill in the missing word:

Q. When is a door not a door?

A. When it’s a _ _ _ _ _ _

(I won a prize for writing a riddle for Tiny Tots Comic when I was four years old and still bask in the glory)

This post was inspired by:

(a) A trip to Ingleton a couple of weeks ago

(b) Norm’s Thursday Doors, even though Norm is currently on a break until 10th September.


9 Comments

Mitchell Webster · September 1, 2020 at 01:37

Hi Helen, just beautiful! It reminds me of shops, homes, streets & streams I have seen on “Last of the Summer Wine” series over there. 🙂

    Helen Bushe · September 1, 2020 at 08:57

    Hi Mitch. Yes, it’s filmed in the same area, the Yorkshire Dales. Didn’t see Nora Batty though

Manja Mexi Mexcessive · August 30, 2020 at 17:38

Ohh, what a wonderful collection, Helen! <3 I love the used-to door, but I love even more the flowery one. Ahhh!!! <3

    Helen Bushe · August 30, 2020 at 19:25

    I’m glad to be out photographing doors again ( though I’m still missing the Mediterranean ones)

Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter · August 29, 2020 at 23:16

We stayed in a cottage in Ingleton once. I don’t think any of those doors belong to it, though I cannot be 100% sure!

    Helen Bushe · August 30, 2020 at 19:24

    It’s a lovely area for walking. Maybe they’ve painted your door since you were there

bushboy · August 28, 2020 at 23:06

A lovely post Helen 🙂 I would bask as well
Am I allowed to say window or would that spoil it?

    Helen Bushe · August 29, 2020 at 06:54

    Thanks Brian. Bask away. The more the merrier! Have a good weekend.

      bushboy · August 29, 2020 at 08:08

      It has been a fab weekend so far Helen. Hope yours is going well too 🙂

I'm always pleased to read comments.....

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