town in Cumbria, England, UK

Kirkby Lonsdale is a town in Cumbria in England.


The town motto is "Well worth a visit".

Get inEdit

Just off the A65 road. It is about 7 miles from Junction 36 on the M6 motorway.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Kirkby Lonsdale


  • 1 Devil's Bridge. 15th or 16th century multi-span stone bridge across the River Lune. A nearby sundial is dated 1663.
  • 2 Ruskin's View. Scene painted by Turner in 1822, described by John Ruskin as "one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world".
  • River Lune.
  • The Old Market Square.


  • Devil's Bridge during August Bank holiday. Extremely busy with local biker population around Devil's Bridge, which also traditionally has a large carboot sale.


  • Victorian Fair, first weekend in September. The streets and local shops re-enact a Victorian street scene. It is immensely popular and the whole town is closed to through traffic. Parking is available in the area but the price is not cheap. A "Park and Ride" system is normally in operation due to popularity and lack of parking space.
  • A Christmas Fair is held annually over the first week of December, hosting seasonally decorated chalets selling a variety of goods and local food and drink. Santa Claus is rumored to appear in person, and light up the town display from his sleigh.


  • 1 Booths. supermarket


  • There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes in Kirkby Lonsdale.
  • Dale's Butchers, 2 Market Street. For nationally award winning sausages and homemade pies. Popular with locals and visitors alike.
  • Chip Shop Take Away, Jingling Lane. Very busy small chip shop, queues out the door can be seen during opening hours!
  • The local supermarket is Booths.


  • Avanti. Modern and fashionable wine bar with excellent restaurant.


  • The Snooty Fox. A lovely old-style English pub, with spacious, comfortable bedrooms.
  • The Orange Tree. Has six comfortable, affordable rooms. Has a lively atmosphere and a superb restaurant, with Wednesdays as special priced Steak night!
  • The Sun Inn, 6 Market St, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU, +44 1524 271965. Bright spacious hotel within 17th C inn in village centre. B&B double £110.
  • 1 The Plough, Cow Brow, Lupton LA6 1PJ (A65 five miles NW of Kirkby Lonsdale), +44 1539 567700, . 18th C coaching inn with six rooms along the main road between Lakes and Dales. Comfy with good cooking. B&B double £90.
  • 2 Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge LS6 2JJ, +44 1524 271187. Excellent upscale place along A65, the tasting menu gets rave reviews. B&B £180.

Go nextEdit

  • Kirkby Lonsdale is a good starting point for further exploration of the Lake District.
  • Visit the Trough of Bowland in north Lancashire.
  • The Yorkshire Dales are just a few miles away.
  • Visit the nearby village of Dent where potholing is a favourite pastime in the area; Check out "The Bull Pot".
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