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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

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    Settle Snippets – Easter


      VICTORIA HALL award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O'Connor will perform on May 9th. SETTLE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE The Lunch Club will meet on Thursday 24 April to catch the 11.30 am bus [More...]

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    Settle News for Visitors and Residents 13th April


    JOURNEY TO THE CROSS There will be  a dramatic presentation of the Good Friday story by members of local churches, on Friday 18th April. This will be split into four scenes [More...]

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    Yorkshire Photographer


    Yorkshire Photographer through to final rounds of UK and European competitions His Icelandic exhibition showing photographs from his 2013 visit to the Icelandic glaciers is currently showing at The Lime Gallery [More...]

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    Saving Settle – Carlisle Line


    I guess most local people know that this Friday, 11th April, is the 25th Anniversary of the announcement that the Settle-Carlisle railway line would not close. On Friday [More...]

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    Settle News for Visitors and Locals April 8th


    BROWNIES Do you know a girl aged between 7-10 years who enjoys exciting challenges, is always looking for new things to do and likes meeting new friends?  In May there [More...]

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    Settle as a new Casino Town


    News from earlier today :   Settle leads the way with a new initiative. Destination Town to bring in High Rollers :

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    Settle News march 30th


    TAI CHI A reminder that there will be a series of Tai Chi sessions at St John's Hall on Tuesday mornings commencing 22 April. There will be 12 sessions in [More...]

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    News for Settle and District


    VICTORIA HALL A reminder that today, 27 March, traditional Scottish band  Mànran. take to the stage. One of Scotland’s best loved live-acts they blend  traditional instrumentation (fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann pipes [More...]

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    Thinking of Setting up a New Business ?


    Free workshop for business start ups Craven residents who are considering starting a business, or have been in business for a short while, are invited to attend a free workshop on [More...]

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    Settle Opera Annual Report


    SETTLE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY: AGM The Annual General Meeting of Settle Amateur Operatic Society was held recently. The President, Freda Hargreaves and Chairman, John Reid welcomed the 46 members present. [More...]

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    Settle News for Tourists and Residents 17 March 2014


    VICTORIA HALL On Friday 21st March there will be Ska/Reggae music from North Eastern group Pikey Beatz and Ramjam and Dalesjam returns on 22nd with over 40 musicians taking to the [More...]

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    Settle News for Locals and Visitors – March 9th


    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED This year's Settle Stories festival with be the 5th in the town and volunteers are required to help with all kinds of tasks both during the festival weekend [More...]

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    Free Trees


    We have 420 harvestable  trees, to create a community orchard around Settle Area. We will produce a map with the tree locations on. The idea is to have these [More...]

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    Settle and beyond – News from Judith


    Lots of events. Come to the pancake coffee morning on Tuesday at St John's Church, Settle 10am-12pm and help raise £100 - to save one acre of Rainforest. (And buy some beautiful photo [More...]

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    Settle Local News March 1st


    VICTORIA HALL On March 8th  Victoria Hall will transport you to the delights of the Moulin Rouge and into an energetic world of cabaret, lavish costumes and high-kicking showgirls as Spectacular [More...]

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    Settle and Area News and Views!


    VICTORIA HALL On 28 February the Panjumby Jazz band will take to the stage to perform steel pan jazz with a dash of calypso. Saturday March 1st sees the Mighty [More...]

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    News and Events for Visitors and Residents


      SETTLE GOLF CLUB Settle Golf Club would request that all current and past members please check for any unreturned trophies. If they are in possession of any unreturned items [More...]

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    National Recognition for Local Accountants


    PRESS RELEASE 11 February 2014 National recognition for Settle’s Haworths   Settle-based Haworths Chartered Accountants has been classified as an outstanding professional practice by CharterGroup, the national alliance of high [More...]

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    Judith’s world … for others


    Congratulations to Andy Holden who won prizes worth £400 for some of his wildlife entries in the Leeds City Museum Natural Beauty Photography competition - Exhibition now open from February 7th to 17th [More...]

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    Settle News February 9th


      Huge Congratulations to Emma Lonsdale - representing TEAM GB in the Olympics at Sochi Like her here Em lonsdale GO ! Team GB http://www.teamgb.com/sochi-2014-team-gb-athletes SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP The group will next meet on [More...]

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    Accounting Software Presentation


    Haworths Chartered Accountants to host free event showcasing revolutionary accounting software package A revolutionary bookkeeping and accountancy program which is transforming the way small businesses manage their finances will come [More...]

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    Settle News for Visitors and Residents Feb 02 2014


    VICTORIA HALL On Feb 14th multi award winning star Clare Teal will take to the stage in a show which celebrates her own musical heroes and heroines of jazz [More...]

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    Settle News Updates


    200 CLUB The Friends of Settle Swimming Pool is a registered charity formed to raise funds to support the running of the Pool. Members of the 200 Club pay £20 per [More...]

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    Need an Apprentice?


    Boat business helps launch new business service A thriving Skipton boat business has taken advantage of a new free service aiming to help businesses in Craven make the most of apprenticeships.   Pennine [More...]

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