There's so much to see and do in and around Kirkby Lonsdale, so we've compiled a list of places to visit, things to do and other local activities which you can enjoy during your stay here.
Flanking the three counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire, the town offers a tranquil and picturesque base from which to explore the English Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland.
Also known as Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church, this church displays a range of architectural styles, some dating from the early 12th century. The north aisle has three magnificent Norman columns, similar to ones in Durham Cathedral.
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. Now closed to traffic it is a popular resting place, perfect for picnics and also a delightful riverside walk.
From the far corner of the churchyard of St Mary's follow the signs to Ruskin’s View where the path opens into Church Brow, a promenade high above the River Lune. There you can feast your eyes on a breathtaking panorama of the Lune Valley and Underley Hall – the famous, heavenly Ruskin’s View.
Whittington is a small village to the south of Kirkby Lonsdale, situated in the county of Lancashire. It's the ideal destination to take a leisurely walk to, from where you can explore the village or walk on to Hutton Roof and Farleton.
Ingleton is a charming village in the Yorkshire Dales just 15 minutes drive east from Kirkby Lonsdale on the A65. Nestling in the foothills Ingleborough, the village is known for its waterfalls, and makes a perfect base for walking, cycling and caving in the nearby magnificent Dales countryside.
This four and a half mile trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and oak woodland scenery in the UK, truly encapsulating nature at its best. There are abundant opportunities to view seasonal landscapes and to experience a walk in a waterfall wonderland, whatever the weather.
The Three Peaks is the collective name for the mountains of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Since 1954 they are home to the world renowned Fell Race, the Three Peaks Race.
White Scar Cave in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the longest show cave in Britain. Deep beneath Ingleborough hill, lies this hidden world which has been sculpted by nature over thousands of years.
The charming village of Dent, south east of Sedbergh, is set in the beautiful and secluded valley of Dentdale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is well known for its peace and tranquility, its knitters, brewery and station on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway line.
Possibly best-known from the famous train scene in David Lean's classic 1945 film, Brief Encounter, Carnforth Station is now home to an award-winning heritage centre and 1940s themed Brief Encounter Refreshment Room.