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Craven is a district in the English county of North Yorkshire, centered around the market town of Skipton.

The district came into being with the 1974 changes to British local government, although the precise area has varied over the centuries. Occasionally Craven has included the local towns of Keighley and Barnoldswick.

The name Craven is Celtic in origin and is related to the Welsh word craf, or 'garlic'. In the middle ages, the area was known for its wild garlic.