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Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DE, offers superb rehearsal and performance facilities in idyllic surroundings. Whilst basic instrumental tuition is not provided, we endeavour to provide for each student, whatever his or her level of skill, the opportunity to improve and develop through a variety of ensemble work. It is hoped that each student will take away renewed enthusiasm for his or her discipline together with inspirational experiences to remember all year.
There are numerous opportunities to perform in formal and informal concerts, and collaboration across courses is actively encouraged. Students are also encouraged to get together with like-minded colleagues to form their own self-organised groups to play outside of the timetabled sessions.


How to get here

  • By Road

    Getting Here By Road

    From Scotland and Cumbria
    Follow the A74(M) and M6 south towards Kendal.
    At Junction 36 join the A65, signposted Skipton.
    Follow the A65 some 18 miles, past Kirby Lonsdale, Ingleton & Clapham.
    Pass the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre on the right. 400 yards further take the LEFT turn signposted Giggleswick & Settle.
    You will see a golf course on the right, and immediately after that there is a junction signposted Giggleswick School. This is a tricky turn – TAKE CARE.
    The school will appear on both sides of the road some 200 yards along. The Junior School is on the left, the main entrance to the Senior school is on the right. This road is narrow and winding.
    Take this right turn which rises steeply through the gateway. The School Reception is in the main school building on the right. There are some visitors parking spaces along the front of this building; alternatively please park in the main car parking area beyond the main building.

    From Leeds
    Follow the A65 to Settle.
    Pass under the railway bridge and take the first exit signposted Kendal, this is the Settle by-pass (still the A65).
    Take the first RIGHT turn signposted Giggleswick. Follow this road to the crossroads, go straight across into Raines Road.
    ‘Eshtons’ playing fields will appear on the left. Carry on to the T Junction and turn left. After 50 yards fork left up a hill. The school lies in front of you and the entrance is the FIRST right.
    The main car park is on the left. Reception is in the main school building beyond the car park.

    From Manchester
    Join the M62 Eastbound.
    At J18 join the M66.
    Follow the M66 to the A56 and continue on to join the M65 at J8.
    Follow the M65 to J13 and join the A682. Follow this road to Gisburn.
    In Gisburn turn left and immediate right at the mini roundabout and continue as above.
    Take the first RIGHT turn signposted Giggleswick. Follow this road to the crossroads, go straight across into Raines Road.
    ‘Eshtons’ playing fields are on the left. Carry on to the T Junction and turn left. After 50 yards fork left up a hill. The school lies in front of you and the entrance is the FIRST right.

    The main school car park is on the left. Reception is in the main school building beyond the car park.

  • By Rail

    Getting Here By Rail

    By Rail
    The nearest station is Settle, which is on the Leeds – Carlisle railway line.
    From London, take a train to Leeds from King’s Cross.

    Although there are railway stations in both Giggleswick and Settle, we recommend that you opt for Settle. There are regular trains to both from Leeds, but there are more trains to Settle; additionally there are taxis at Settle station, but not at Giggleswick.

    UK Train timetables can be found on www.thetrainline.com

    It is also possible to make train reservations and buy tickets on this website.

    Taxis
    For local journeys:
    Settle Taxis Tel: 01729 822219
    Stainforth Private Hire Tel 01729 824888

    For taxis to and from Manchester airport, please contact Reception
    Tel 01729 893000

  • By Air

    Getting Here By Air
    The nearest international airport is Manchester, about 90 minutes by car from School. Other local airports are Leeds/Bradford and Liverpool.

    Taxis
    For local journeys:
    Settle Taxis Tel: 01729 822219
    Stainforth Private Hire Tel 01729 824888


Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in student houses, in single, twin or family rooms, and is very basic. *En-suite facilities are not provided, but all rooms have access to shower/bath and toilet facilities. Bed linen is supplied but please bring your own towels. Each student house has a common room and access to a small kitchen with tea / coffee making facilities, fridge and microwave. All main meals are served in the school refectory.
*If you require accommodation with en-suite facilities, The Harts Head Hotel is ten minutes walk from the school. Tel (01729) 882086 http://www.hartsheadhotel.co.uk. Other accommodation is available locally in Settle ten minutes drive from the school. Camping and caravan facilities are also available locally. For further details contact Settle Tourist Information Centre Tel (01729) 825192 or https://www.yorkshire.com/accommodation