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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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  • National Park Management Plan Consultation at Barbon

    Monday, 22 May 2017

    Have your say on the future of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Come and tell us what you think about the National Park over tea and cake– what you love about it; how it could be improved, and the key issues to tackle.

  • Town Council Vacancy

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    There’s a vacancy on Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council. Following the death earlier this year of Coun Donald Carmichael, formalities have been followed and there will not be a by-election to fill the seat. The council wishes to hear from anyone wishing to be considered as a new councillor.

  • Change to Chamber of Trade June Meeting

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Please note that the next meeting of the Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade & Commerce will be on the 12th of June at 5:30pm in the Plato's cellar, instead of the usual first Monday of the month.

What's On

  • Settle Festival of Happiness

    Settle Festival of Happiness

    10am - 10pm Saturday, 27 May 2017

    Let’s pioneer a new way forward. Let’s get excited, come together as a community and be happy at the Festival of Happiness! There are over 20 FREE taster sessions and workshops by local clubs and groups. Discover what's on offer in Settle.

  • Lunesdale Art Trail

    Lunesdale Art Trail

    11am - 5pm Saturday to Monday, 27–29 May 2017

    With its growing popularity and reputation, the Lunesdale Arts Trail has become a significant annual creative event in the calendar of the North West.

  • Lune Walk 4 UR Charity

    Lune Walk 4 UR Charity

    9am Sunday, 4 June 2016

    Step out and for 1 of 3 walks. Enjoy good company, fresh air, some exercise, superb scenery and be part of a great event and fun day bringing our community together. The walks, led by experienced walkers, cater for all ages and abilities.

  • 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.