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Welcome to Settle

Settle District is a bustling market town surrounded by delightful villages, ideally situated between the scenic Yorkshire Dales and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Forest of Bowland.

With a wealth of interesting shops, welcoming cafes and historic buildings to visit, Settle District is a great place visit and to relax and enjoy the scenery. Alternatively its the perfect base to get out into the scenery and enjoy walking, riding, cycling, caving and a host of other outdoor activities.
Home of the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway we have easy access by road and rail to visit Settle and a host of things to do, see and enjoy when you get here.

As a place to live Settle District offers an enviable lifestyle in a wonderful environment. We have easy rail and road links together with excellent schools, housing and medical care.
As a place to do business you’ll find a thriving arts & crafts ethos, practical business support, a booming tourist industry and an active Chamber of Trade.

Settle News

Most recent news at the top – click on the link text to read – Weekly News Updates and Snippets for Settle Visitors and Residents

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    Local Settle News September 1st


    POETRY READING Local poet, John Garth Raubenheimer, is once again offering his services to local groups as an entertainer. In his new entertainment entitled " A poetry reading between two [More...]

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    Settle Local News 24th August


    TOT LORD TRAIL The final Tot Lord Trail of the summer will take place this evening, August 28, between 6.30pm - 8.15pm. This local history walk  meets outside the Tourist [More...]

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    News and events for people who live in and visit Settle


    TOT LORD TRAIL The Tot Lord trail will take place every Thursday in August - next walk this evening, August 21 - between 6.30pm - 8.15pm. This local history walk  [More...]

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    Northern Chamber Orchestra at Victoria Hall Settle


    The Northern Chamber Orchestra presents a fantastic concert of Baroque Greats & Romantic Masters at Settle Victoria Hall on Friday 3 October Fresh from its summer success at [More...]

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    More Local News from Judith


    Events this week include * Children's Holiday Club, * Messy Church on Aug 17, * A guided walk (Wed pm) to see wildflowers at Long Preston Deeps * A talk about the Wild flowers [More...]

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    Settle Local News 11th August 2014


    U3A The group are holding their enrollment session on 14 August at 10.30am at Victoria Hall. There will be a chance to chat over coffee and catch up with friends and [More...]

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    Guys and Dolls


    Calling All of Settle’s ‘Guys and Dolls’- S.A.O.S. has some Dates for your Diary. 135 years old this year!  All of us at  Settle Amateur Operatic Society want you to [More...]

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    Local Settle News and Events


    POETRY READING Local poet, John Garth Raubenheimer, is once again offering his services to local groups as an entertainer. In his new entertainment entitled " A poetry reading between two [More...]

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    Legendary Andy Kershaw in Settle


    "The finest British broadcaster bar none." - Stephen Fry After a break of ten years, Andy Kershaw's live deejaying again and hugely enjoying it, from festivals to village halls, clubs [More...]

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    Photo Group Trail and Display


    Town Trail Settle Photographic Group will once again be organising a Town Trail of framed photographs in local shop windows. This year there are about 90 pictures to [More...]

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    News for Settle and District 27th July


    FLOWERPOT TRAIL A reminder that the Flowerpot trail and quiz sheets are now available from outlets across the town. Sheets cost £1 and are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre, [More...]

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    Local Accountant Views


    Could Easier Cash Flow be Closer than You Think? Paul Spencer, director at Haworths Chartered Accountants, discusses the funding opportunities available to small businesses “It’s been a tough few years for small [More...]

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    Rugged Faces


    Gallery On The Green is pleased to present Rugged Faces - An Exhibition of Travel Portraits by Ray Price - York Photographer of the Year. The exhibition showcases 16 powerful and thought [More...]

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    Settle Bus Timetable


    The new updated local Bus Service for Settle and District is available below - click on the picture to view, and for downloadable pdf. KIRKBY LONSDALE - INGLETON - CLAPHAM - [More...]

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    Settle updates – News for folks who Visit and Residents


    VICTORIA HALL On 25 July Toyah Wilcox will perform here acoustic "close up and personal" show.  The music of the 50s-70s will be on offer when The Nightriders take to [More...]

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    Free Training


    Message below from Superfast North Yorkshire : Just to let you know that we’ve introduced some new half day classes to the SFNY business support programme. The 4 new half day [More...]

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    News for Settle


    VICTORIA HALL On July 19th there will be music by Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013. On 25 July Toyah [More...]

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    Local Accountant News


    Kneill & Co Chooses Settle-based Firm to Continue 20 year Legacy Ingleton-based independent chartered accountancy firm, Kneill & Co, has selected Settle and Accrington-based Haworths Chartered Accountants to continue to serve [More...]

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    Spirit of the Line


    Spirit of the Line - the everyday magic of the Settle-Carlisle railway now showing at The World's Smallest Art Gallery? Simon Whalley,  local artist and photographer,  based at his studio at [More...]

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    Information and News about Settle 5th July 2014


    COFFEE MORNING Settle WI will be holding their annual Strawberry Coffee Morning on Saturday 12 July at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate between 10am and 12.30pm.  There will be strawberry scones and [More...]

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    Visitors and Residents News 29th June


    SETTLE KWEZANA LINK Members of Year 6 in Settle have been telling their friends in Kwezana about their recent exams and how this was then followed by a trip to London [More...]

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    Handlebards Tour


    4 ACTORS, 4 BICYCLES, PEDALING SHAKESPEARE ON A 2000 MILE ADVENTURE   Beautifully British and bonkers – this summer, the HandleBards, a four-strong, all-male troupe of cycling players, are pedaling the length [More...]

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    Gallery on the Green


      Settle’s Gallery on the Green returns to the theme of one of the most iconic, and perhaps photographed, railways in the UK - the Settle-Carlisle Railway.   The exhibition of photos by [More...]

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    Settle News and Reviews – June 22nd


    SETTLE KWEZANA LINK Settle pupils have been telling their friends in Kwezana about the recent school fair and how they help with this by creating  stalls and use the money [More...]

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