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  Salt Pie Lane – formerly known as ‘Cattle Market Yard’. Cattle used to be sold in the adjoining Horse Market, and an enterprising lady living in the yard made hot salted mutton pies for sale to the traders. After…
  Turner (1775-1851) painted the River Lune at a spot now called ‘Ruskin’s View’. John Ruskin (1819-1900), a lover of Turner’s work, influential English critic, social theorist, painter and poet, was so impressed by the picture, that he was inspired to eulogise:…
  Spanning the River Lune to the south and east of Kirkby Lonsdale is Devil’s Bridge. This magnificent three-arched bridge, probably dates from the 12th or 13th century, and is now a scheduled ancient monument. A popular haunt for motorcycle…
    In 2013, Kirkby Lonsdale was chosen as a location for a BBC production of the Daphne du Maurier classic, Jamaica Inn. On the last day of filming, the town’s rectory took centre stage in one of the scenes.…
  The Church of St Mary the Virgin is Norman in origin, probably built between 1093 and 1130, although there was an old Saxon Church on the site before. St Mary’s Church in Kirkby Lonsdale represents a range of architectural styles, some…
  Kirkby Lonsdale has had a Market Charter since 1227. The original market was situated at the corner of Main Street and Market Street before being relocated to the town’s elegant Georgian square, overlooked at one end by the recently…
 

Latest News

  • Win a stay at Hipping Hall worth over £500

    Thursday, 16 March 2017

    To celebrate the inaugural Taste Cumbria Kirkby Lonsdale festival, one lucky couple will win a stay at Hipping Hall, the luxurious country hotel and restaurant at Cowan Bridge, just a few miles outside Kirkby Lonsdale.

  • Chamber website is tops

    Thursday, 16 March 2017

    Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade has welcomed new members in recent months, who are now enjoying the benefits of exposure on the Internet thanks to the town's own dedicated website.

What's On

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Archaeology Day

    Yorkshire Dales National Park Archaeology Day

    10am – 4pm Saturday, 8 April 2017

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park has some of the most iconic and best preserved historic landscapes in the country. Come along to the 2017 day school to discover and discuss the results of recent archaeological and historical research.

  • Taste Cumbria Food festival

    Taste Cumbria Food festival

    Easter Weekend 14–16 April 2017

    Over 40 food producers from across the area descend on the streets of our town. Includes chefs demos and a pop up 'kids kitchen'.

  • Kirkby Lonsdale Festival of Music

    Kirkby Lonsdale Festival of Music

    9–11 June 2017

    Bigger and better than ever! The weekend will feature the best live musical acts in venues throughout the town - jazz to blues and soul, rock to funk and from choral to folk.

  • Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Competition

    Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Competition

    Sunday, 18 June 2017

    It's a mass of brass in Kirkby Lonsdale this Father's Day! A wonderful event for all the family, enjoy performances from competing brass bands and savour the atmosphere in Square as the melodies drift over the town.

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