Kirkby Lonsdale


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Kirkby Lonsdale is a historic market town just inside the south east boundary of Cumbria, on the River Lune. This market town has some lovely riverside and country walks and is set in the lush Lune Valley between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. The view of the river from St. Mary’s churchyard prompted Victorian artist and critic John Ruskin to describe the landscape as some of the loveliest in the country. It became known as Ruskin’s View and inspired a famous painting by Turner. It is also the famed location of the Devil’s Bridge - a beautiful three-arched 14th Century bridge that spans the River Lune near Kirkby Lonsdale, and is one of the most photographed bridges in the North of England. Named the Devil’s Bridge because it was built by Satan himself! Today visitors can enjoy the surrounding countryside and views alternately they can spend time wandering the shops of Kirby Lonsdale – for a town with a populations of around 2,000 people the town centre boasts around 60 shops. In the 13th Century Kirby Lonsdale was granted a charter to hold fairs and nowadays Thursday is market day and the original medieval market cross can be seen in Horsemarket. There is so much to see and do in Kirby Lonsdale that as Ruskin once wrote “I do not know in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine.”


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Tithe Barn Veterinary Centre


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Abrahams Menswear
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Churchmouse House (0.13 miles)

Churchmouse House
Need a break away from the hum drum? Churchmouse House is warm, relaxing, comfortable and centrally located (no need to use the car whilst you are here)- a real home from home. Soak in the ... More | visit website
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Plato's (0.17 miles)


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Plato’s is set in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale - once discovered never forgotten. On the edge of the Lake District, the Dales and The Forest of Bowland. A pretty ... More

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Blue Pig B&B (0.17 miles)

Blue Pig B&B
The Blue Pig originally known as the White Lion is situated at the top of Mill Brow which was originally known as King St. This was the main road into Kirkby Lonsdale until 1820. Coach ... More | visit website
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The Royal Hotel (0.25 miles)

The Royal Hotel
Welcome to the Royal Hotel, Kirkby Lonsdale, a lovingly restored Georgian town-house hotel providing luxury accommodation and exceptional hospitality amidst the unspoilt English countryside of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of ... More | visit website
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Whoop Hall (1.31 miles)

Whoop Hall

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Whoop Hall is a 3 star, family-run hotel situated on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale; this is the ideal base from which to explore some ... More

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Barbon Inn (2.48 miles)

Barbon Inn

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Located in the delightful village of Barbon, nestled in the Lune valley between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and 10 minutes from the M6, lies the Barbon Inn.
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Hipping Hall (2.85 miles)

Hipping Hall

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Hipping Hall has been one of the North-West’s most exciting and publicised restaurant and Hotel openings of recent years. The house itself dates from the 15th century but has been ... More | visit website

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The Plough Inn (3.84 miles)

The Plough Inn
The Plough was rescued in June 2009, by Punch Bowl Inns. What began as a six month refurbishment became twelve months, these things so often do. The place was stripped, gutted, a few walls ripped ... More | visit website
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Bay Horse (4.50 miles)

Bay Horse
A warm welcome awaits you at the Bay Horse Hotel in the beautiful unspoilt village of Arkholme. Situated on the edge of the River Lune the Bay Horse provides a perfect base close to KIrkby ... More | visit website
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The Kings Arms (5.22 miles)

The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms is situated in the quaint Cumbrian village of Burton-in-Kendal, situated near to the oustanding natural beauty of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales and the historic city of Lancaster with easy ... More | visit website

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