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Giggleswick

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Giggleswick is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the B6480 road, less than 1mi north-west of, and separated from, the town of Settle by the River Ribble. It is the site of Giggleswick School.EtymologyA Dictionary of British Place Names contains the entry: Giggleswick N. Yorks. Ghigeleswic 1086 (DB). 'Dwelling or (dairy) farm of a man called Gikel or Gichel'. OE or ME pers. name (probably a short form of the biblical name Judichael) + wīc.Railway stationThe village is served by Giggleswick railway station which provides services to Leeds in one direction and Lancaster and Morecambe in the other. The station is served by five trains per day in each direction and is operated by Northern.Close to the station, and opposite the Craven Arms Hotel (formerly the Old Station Inn) is the Plague Stone. This has a shallow trough which, in times of plague, was filled with vinegar to sterilize the coins that were left by townspeople as payment for food brought from surrounding farms. The stone was moved a short distance from its original location when the Settle bypass was built. Giggleswick is in Settle. Plan my day in United Kingdom using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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