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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.

Community Diary

Welcome to Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a famously picturesque Cumbrian town, renowned for its photogenic charm, but its most enchanting aspect is possibly the one glimpsed from the foot of Collier’s Lane in High Casterton. This elevated vantage point to the east of the River Lune offers a tantalising vista of the town as it must have appeared to travellers for centuries: an enchanting network of mellow stone edifices separated by narrow cobbled lanes and framed by a pastoral landscape of rare beauty.

Today, Kirkby Lonsdale retains much of its age-old appeal – with a 21st-century twist. The splendid historic buildings – many dating back hundreds of years - that line the Kirkby Lonsdale quaint streets and squares now accommodate an impressive range of independent shops, cafes, pubs, hotels and restaurants, together offering a unique experience that’s increasingly difficult to find on the modern high street.

 

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.