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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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  • Another great weekend for Kirkby Lonsdale

    Tuesday, 05 December 2017

    Kirkby Lonsdale’s Christmas Market attracted the biggest footfall in the town since the hey day of the famous Victorian Fair a decade ago. In an event delivered almost entirely by volunteers the town attracted huge crowds from all over the North West and beyond.

  • A Fabulous Weekend Ahead

    Wednesday, 29 November 2017

    We are delighted to report that final preparations for the Christmas Fair Weekend are being made and we are ready to see you all for a wonderful weekend here in Kirkby Lonsdale! With a good weather forecast, there's no reason not to drop in, especially when you see just what we've got planned for the weekend.

  • ‘Journey to Bethlehem’... without going too far from home

    Monday, 27 November 2017

    Over the coming weeks there are sorts of special events, including nearly a month of surprises in Kirkby Lonsdale’s Advent Calendar. Lots of Carol Services will happen around the parish in the coming weeks – you might think of these services as invitations to ‘Journey to Bethlehem’.

  • Festive Guided Walks around Kirkby Lonsdale

    Saturday, 25 November 2017

    Ever wondered how visitors and residents celebrated Christmas before the era of tinsel and the play station? Get into the spirit of Christmas with a seasonal guided walk around Kirkby Lonsdale with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.