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Kirkby Lonsdale is a town in Cumbria in England.

Understand[edit]

The town motto is "Well worth a visit".

Get in[edit]

Just off the A65 road. It is about 7 miles from Junction 36 on the M6 motorway.

Get around[edit]

Map of Kirkby Lonsdale

See[edit]

1 Devil's Bridge (north of the A65 bridge over the River Lune). 15th or 16th century multi-span stone bridge across the River Lune. A nearby sundial is dated 1663. free. Devils Bridge (Q105338809) on Wikidata

2 Ruskin's View (North of the town overlooking the River Lune). Scene painted by Turner in 1822, described by John Ruskin as "one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world".

3 Market Cross, The Old Market Square, LA6 2AE. Market Cross (Q26438884) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

  • Devil's Bridge during August Bank holiday. Extremely busy with local biker population around Devil's Bridge, which also traditionally has a large carboot sale.

Events[edit]

  • Victorian Fair, first weekend in September. The streets and local shops re-enact a Victorian street scene. It is immensely popular and the whole town is closed to through traffic. Parking is available in the area but the price is not cheap. A "Park and Ride" system is normally in operation due to popularity and lack of parking space.
  • A Christmas Fair is held annually over the first week of December, hosting seasonally decorated chalets selling a variety of goods and local food and drink. Santa Claus is rumored to appear in person, and light up the town display from his sleigh.

Buy[edit]

Market Cross, Kirkby Lonsdale (geograph - 131507)

1 Booths. supermarket

Eat[edit]

  • There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes in Kirkby Lonsdale.
  • Dale's Butchers, 2 Market Street. For nationally award winning sausages and homemade pies. Popular with locals and visitors alike.
  • 1 Jingling Lane Chippy, Jingling Ln, LA6 2AW, +44 1524 271 032. Very busy small chip shop, queues out the door can be seen during opening hours!
  • The local supermarket is Booths.

Drink[edit]

Avanti. Modern and fashionable wine bar with excellent restaurant.

Sleep[edit]

1 The Snooty Fox, 33 Main St, LA6 2AH, +441524958951. A lovely old-style English pub, with spacious, comfortable bedrooms. Snooty Fox Tavern (Q26438930) on Wikidata

2 The Orange Tree, 9 Fairbank, LA6 2BD, +441524271716. Has six comfortable, affordable rooms. Has a lively atmosphere and a superb restaurant, with Wednesdays as special priced Steak night! The Orange Tree (Q26605037) on Wikidata

3 The Sun Inn, 6 Market St, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU, +44 1524 271965. Bright spacious hotel within 17th C inn in village centre. B&B double £110. Number 6 (Sun Inn) And Block To Rear Now Part Of Sun Inn (Q26438887) on Wikidata

4 The Plough, Cow Brow, Lupton LA6 1PJ (A65 five miles NW of Kirkby Lonsdale), +44 1539 567700, . 18th C coaching inn with six rooms along the main road between Lakes and Dales. Comfy with good cooking. B&B double £90.

5 Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge LS6 2JJ, +44 1524 271187. Excellent upscale place along A65, the tasting menu gets rave reviews. B&B £180. Hipping Hall (Q5768337) on Wikidata Hipping Hall on Wikipedia

Go next[edit]

  • Kirkby Lonsdale is a good starting point for further exploration of the Lake District.
  • Visit the Trough of Bowland in north Lancashire.
  • The Yorkshire Dales are just a few miles away.
  • Visit the nearby village of Dent where potholing is a favourite pastime in the area; Check out "The Bull Pot".
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