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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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  • Fairtrade Fortnight

    Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Join thousands of others across the UK this Fairtrade Fortnight to help our friends, neighbours, colleagues and communities to put Fairtrade in their break and take exploitation out.

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  • Great British Spring Clean

    Great British Spring Clean

    9am – 12pm Sunday, 5 March 2017

    Let's keep our gorgeous town and its surroundings pristine. Tell your friends!!

  • A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    7.30pm Friday, 10 March 2017

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

  • Bonanza Cake Sale

    Bonanza Cake Sale

    10.30am – 2pm Saturday, 25 March 2017

    This Cake Sale will provide a unique fundraising opportunity for a limited number of charities on a first come first served basis. Tea/coffee, and yes of course, a piece of cake will be on sale during the morning and soup and a roll will be on sale at lunch time.

  • 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.

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