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Castle Hotel
"Good Points: nice waiters Bad Points: 1. When we arrived to get our family room, instead of a double-bed and two beds for our 2 daughters, there were only a simple ..." More

Castle Hotel
"Good Points: The breakfast was fantastic-best full English we had had for ages and excellent value. Bad Points: Room was a bit cool although it was way below freezing outside. ..." More

The Upper Eden Medical Practice
"I want to thank Dr. Huck, his nurse and staff for the wonderful care my wife (Joan) received when she fell on the street in the Kirkby Stephen city ..." More

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Although these days part of Cumbria, the small market town of Kirkby Stephen was once in Westmoreland, and perhaps in feel belongs most to the Yorkshire Dales close by. Indeed St Stephenís church that gives the town its name (Kirk = Church, By = Town) is known as the Cathedral of the Dales. The lovely building dates from the 12th century, with many later additions and renovations, but the most fascinating thing about it is the 9th century Viking stone incorporated in the building. This depicts the suitably horned Norse god Loki, chained after he killed Odinís son. The town retains the feel of a place that regularly defended itself against the Scottish raiders who plagued the area between the 13th century and the start of Elizabeth Iís reign. There is even a tunnel beneath an alley off the market square, used to shelter non-combatants during attacks. The market square is notable for the remnants of a bull baiting ring Ė an activity that only ended in 1820 here. The town was granted a market charter in 1361, and still holds markets to this day. Kirkby Stephen is a good base for walking tours in the surrounding fells. It is also the centre point of the 190 mile coast to coast walk, but gentler forays are available too: Swaledale is a short drive away along the B6270. Sights nearby include Pendragon Castle, the ruins of a 12th century castle on the site of Uther Pendragonís original fortification. In myth Uther was King Arthurís father. The town, though out of the way, is well served by roads. But perhaps the best way to travel there is by train. Its station, sited outside the town to avoid the line dropping into the Eden Valley, is on the rightly famed Settle-Carlisle line.


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Sycamore View at Augill Beck Park


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Bay Horse Inn
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Bay Horse Inn
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The Elms at Augill Beck Park


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Augill Castle


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Kirkby Stephen (Men's Hockey)
Kirkby Stephen (Women's Hockey)
Kirkby Stephen LTC (Tennis)
Upper Eden R.U.F.C (Rugby Union)


Weasdale Nurseries Ltd
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The Green Tree Pharmacy Ltd
The Bollam Gallery
The Pack Horse Stores
R.I. Brown Butchers
Haigh Butchers
Chofh's Florist
Lune Spring Garden Centre


Sunsoar Paragliding Ltd(Airsports)

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Croglin Castle Hotel (0.63 miles)

Croglin Castle Hotel
The Croglin Castle is situated on the outskirts of Kirkby Stephen next to Stainmore Railway Museum and opposite Pennine View Caravan Site and within easy reach of Kirkby Stephen railway station and town centre. ... More | visit website
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Black Bull Inn (1.28 miles)

Black Bull Inn

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Situated in the village of Nateby just a mile south of Kirkby Stephen, the Black Bull Inn can be found in the centre of the Village, directly opposite the road ... More

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Bay Horse Inn (1.33 miles)

Bay Horse Inn

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Under new owners and recently re-opened the Bay Horse Inn as returned to a busy village pub. Just a stones throw from the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks ... More

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Castle Hotel (3.89 miles)

Castle Hotel

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This family hotel with excellent food enjoys the quiet seclusion and charm of a traditional Westmorland village, with magnificent views of the Norman castle and the surrounding Pennines. Set in rural Cumbria, ... More

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Swanson House (3.89 miles)

Swanson House
A former eighteenth century coaching inn in the Cumbrian market town of Brough, Swanson House provides luxury bed & breakfast accommodation and a fully licensed silver service restaurant, specialising in dishes made from the highest ... More | visit website
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Kings Head (4.16 miles)

Kings Head
The King's Head, Ravenstonedale, is everything a good pub should be: warm, friendly and welcoming both to the local community and to visitors alike. The King's Head is a place to relax and unwind over ... More | visit website
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The Elms at Augill Beck Park (4.28 miles)

The Elms at Augill Beck Park

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In the beautiful upper Eden Valley, nestling between Appleby and Kirkby Stephen at the foot of the Cumbrian Pennines, these newly built detached timber lodges provide holiday ... More

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Coldbeck House (4.36 miles)

Coldbeck House

At Coldbeck House Bed & Breakfast their aim is to offer guests the opportunity to relax and take a break from everyday life while enjoying the comforts and little luxuries provided to make a stay ... More | visit website

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The Black Swan Hotel (4.42 miles)

The Black Swan Hotel

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The Black Swan Hotel is a beautiful victorian hotel in the tranquil conservation village of Ravenstonedale in the stunning Eden valley. Our family run hotel offers a relaxed informal home from ... More | visit website

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Brownber Hall Country House (4.66 miles)

Brownber Hall Country House
Brownber Hall is a magnificent country house of unique character built around 1860. Set amid beautiful rolling countryside near the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune in Cumbria, it is only 5 miles from the M6 but is ... More | visit website

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