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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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    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...]


    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...]


    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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    Google Coming to the Region

    Google Juice Bar coming to Harrogate   Global internet giant Google is headed to the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 11th July to host a free event that will help local [More...]

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    Settle News 15th June 20-14 for Visitors and Residents

    SETTLE KWEZANA LINK Many thanks to everyone who supported the two stalls run by the Friends of Kwezana at Settle Primary School summer fair, either by participating in the stalls, donating [More...]

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    Local Job Vacancies

    Housing & Care 21 are the UK’s largest non-profit care provider and a national leader in providing innovative, affordable housing for older people. We work closely with local communities to develop [More...]

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    Settle News for Tourists and Residents

    THE FOLLY The "Make it Slow" exhibition is proving to be a great success. 'Make it Slow' artist Sharon Adams will talk about the ideas behind her work, and the artworks [More...]

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    Marie Curie News

    Settle and District Marie Curie News – June 2014 Dance the night away – 2 great opportunities for ballroom and sequence dancing 7 June and 5 July – at St Matthew and [More...]

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    Local News for Visitors and Residents

    OPEN MEETING On June 10th North Ribblesdale Rugby Club will welcome Josh Zwagil and Scott Smith of XFT ( Extreme Fuel Treatment) for the northernmost stop on their [More...]

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    News for Visitors and Locals – Settle and District

    ART GROUP SHOW There is still time to catch the 63rd Exhibition by Members of Clapham Art Group in Clapham village hall. Although the event is taking place in Clapham the [More...]

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    News from Judith

    1. I am sending this out now so I can get another advert in for the Lichens, Mosses and Flowers workshops at Ingleton on Saturday 24 May .. [More...]

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    Superfast North Yorkshire Events

    Superfast Business Success Race Ahead of your Competitors Tuesday 8th July 2014 York Racecourse, York   As part of the Superfast North Yorkshire programme to deliver fibre broadband, businesses like yours across North Yorkshire and [More...]

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