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5 Famous Films Shot in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK. From acres of flat arable land in the East, mountains in the North and gritty mill and mining towns in the South and West. The topography of Yorkshire makes … Continue reading

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International Plastic Bag Free Day

We don’t normally blog about things that are seen as contentious, however, today is International Plastic Bag Free Day and I think most of us have seen the harrowing pictures that have been shown on TV recently about the effect … Continue reading

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Access for all to Ingleborough Cave

Here in the Yorkshire Dales we have some of the most spectacular showcaves in the UK. If you have difficulties with mobility, visits to places such as these can be a non-starter, so it was fantastic to hear about the … Continue reading

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If Settle could not go to the theatre…

There are many very interesting old buildings in Settle. One of the most notable is Settle Victoria Hall. It is a Grade II listed Victorian concert hall in Kirkgate, Settle and is England’s oldest surviving music hall. Built in about … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September

Throughout the year there are many festivals and shows celebrating all aspects of Yorkshire Dales life. So… how about a cheese festival? The Yorkshire Dales National Park are organising  The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September 2017 showcasing cheese and … Continue reading

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The Festival of Walking

In previous blogs we talked about walks in the area and we’ve talked about the Settle-Carlisle railway line, but we haven’t really put the two together. The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival does exactly that.  An annual event held during April and … Continue reading

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The Cream of Cafés

I think you may have read on my website – I have a list of top ten things to do whilst staying at Layhead Farm Cottages. Cafes, pubs and restaurants are dotted all over the Yorkshire Dales and I think … Continue reading

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