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Kirkby Lonsdale is a town in Cumbria in England.

Understand

The town motto is "Well worth a visit".

Get in

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

Get around

See

  • Devil's Bridge.
  • Ruskin's View.
  • River Lune.
  • The Old Market Square.

Do

  • 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

  • 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.

Buy

Eat

  • There are plenty of Pubs and cafes in Kirkby Lonsdale.
  • Dale's Butchers. for nationally award winning sausages and homemade pies. Popular with locals and visitors alike.
  • Chip Shop Take Away, Jingling Lane. Very busy small chip shop, queues out the door can be seen during opening hours!
  • The local supermarket is Booths.

Drink

  • Avanti. Modern and fashionable wine bar with excellent restaurant.

Sleep

  • The Snooty Fox. A pub is a lovely old-style English pub, with spacious, comfortable bedrooms.
  • The Orange Tree. Has six comfortable, affordable rooms. Has a lively atomosphere and a superb restaurant, with Wednesdays as special priced Steak night!

Go next

  • 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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