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Kirkby Lonsdale is a town in Cumbria in England.

UnderstandEdit

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

SeeEdit

  • Devil's Bridge.
  • Ruskin's View.
  • River Lune.
  • The Old Market Square.

DoEdit

  • 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.

EventsEdit

  • 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.

BuyEdit

EatEdit

  • 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.

DrinkEdit

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

SleepEdit

  • 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!
  • 1 The Plough Inn (B&B), Cow Brow, Lupton LA6 1PJ (5 miles NW of Kirkby Lonsdale), +44 1539 567700, . Check-in: 03:00-23:00, check-out: 07:00-11:00 unless alternative arrangements made.

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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