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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ribblehead Viaduct carries the Settle–Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss in the valley of the River Ribble at Ribblehead, in the Yorkshire Dales. It is one of the most famous feats of Victorian engineering along the stunning Settle to Carlisle railway line and a well-known photo stop for many visitors.