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Things to do

  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…
 
Crag hoppers at Edge of the World, Kirkby Lonsdale

Latest News

  • Being in the National Park

    Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Kirkby Lonsdale is now the new western gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Much of the town side of the River Lune, Devil’s Bridge and Jubilee Park are now within the National Park. What does this mean for the town? More visitors? More shoppers? More coaches? More pressure on the town’s infrastructure?

  • Chamber website is tops

    Wednesday, 05 April 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.

  • Save Hornby Pool

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Last month Lancaster Council agreed to “mothball” Hornby pool for six months to allow time for the Community to put together a business plan. Therefore a public meeting is being held for all who have expressed an interest in helping to retain the pool for the community’s use.

What's On

  • Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival

    Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival

    Friday, 28 April to Sunday, 30 April 2017

    A community event hosted at the Rugby Club to showcase local musicians and enjoy locally brewed beers.

  • Gathered Voices Concert

    Gathered Voices Concert

    7pm Saturday, 6 May 2017

    Gathered Voices, is a community choir based in Morecambe. This a cappela choir has about 50 members and has been singing together since 2001. The choir has a variety of music to offer from gospel, folk and songs from the shows.

  • A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    7.15pm Friday, 9 June 2017

    No costumes, wigs or make up! Just two great musicians producing an ambient collection of some of Simon & Garfunkel’s much loved hits.

  • 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.

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