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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…
 

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  • Can you spare an hour or two?

    Thursday, 15 February 2018

    Can you spare an hour or two on Saturday 24th March 2018 to help the Yorkshire Dales National Park Rangers, Young Rangers, and Volunteers in Kirkby Lonsdale?

  • One of Kirkby Lonsdale’s best-loved buildings looks set for a brighter future

    Monday, 05 February 2018

    The Lunesdale Hall steering group has announced it will invite consultants to bid for a tender to produce a feasibility study which should make recommendations for a sustainable future for the Hall, which sees it playing a more significant role in the day to day life of the town.

  • Have you ever thought about writing?

    Saturday, 27 January 2018

    Have you ever thought about writing but are unsure how or where to start? If you are considering writing your first novel, poetry, blogs or articles, come along and learn in a friendly and supportive environment!

  • Have you ever wanted to play a brass instrument in a band?

    Saturday, 27 January 2018

    Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band will be offering a weekly learners group with FREE tuition from experienced musicians at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club between 6.30 and 7.30pm on Monday evenings, starting Monday 12th February 2018.