Tag Archives: Yorkshire Dales

Easy to make Christmas Cake

It’s only two weeks until Christmas and if you’re a bit like me, short on time but still want to make some traditional Christmas fayre, here’s a really easy Christmas cake recipe that is made in one pot and poured … 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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5 Simple Tips for a Happy Holiday Cottage Christmas

Being away from home at Christmas can be great fun if planned correctly.  Here are 5 simple tips for a happy holiday cottage Christmas. Tip 1 – Most holiday cottages will already have Christmas decorations.  To make it a bit more … Continue reading

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Fun and Fireworks

Settle Town is always buzzing at Christmas time and for a small town, there is usually a fantastic Christmas light switch on. This year the switch on takes place on Saturday 2nd December. The local school children sing carols, the … Continue reading

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When is a Folly not a Folly?

Continuing on the line of interesting old buildings in and around Settle, The Folly is definitely a bit of a landmark in Settle Town.  It is a striking and impressive 17th century house close to the centre of Settle. Built … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet

I have lived in Yorkshire for many, many years and have never once visited James Herriot World. James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century. His … Continue reading

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A Tale of Mystery and Intrigue

With Halloween not too far away, stories of strange goings on are often told to local children. In the village of Giggleswick, not far from Rathmell, there is a tale of Sarah Birbeck that not many people know.

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