Welcome to Kirkby Lonsdale

Surrounded by countryside and set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this compact, walkable town puts you in easy reach of the counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire. A short drive will take you into the Central Lakes, with Kendal and Lancaster within easy reach.
In 2021 Kirkby Lonsdale was voted one of the best in the North West in The Sunday Times newspaper’s  ‘Best Places to Live in the UK’, but visitors have been coming for decades for its independent shops, quality restaurants, healthy outdoor activities and quirky festivals.
And of course this historic town has many stories to tell. Check out the legend of Devil’s Bridge while you enjoy a picnic on its banks, enjoy looking out over Ruskin’s View as you learn about Ruskin and Turner’s relationships with the town and hear how Peter Pan was inspired by its residents.

Come and see us at the Information & Gift Shop where we can give you our top tips about what to see and do and ask us about our Guided Vault Walks or The Vault Story Trail.  

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Kirkby Lonsdale & Lune Valley Community Interest Company are inviting expressions of interest for the management and running of the weekly Charter Market.

If you are interested and would like further information please email Janet Nuttall before Friday 7th May. Find out more here.

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Coronavirus Help & Information

For Coronavirus updates, advice and resources, visit our Mutual Aid Page or find the most up to date information on the Cumbria County Council website

You can also find food support from the Community Cupboard who are based at the rugby club.

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Guided Vault Walks

Book onto a Guided Town Walk every first and third Friday and Saturday of the month!

Find out more about the Guided Vault Walks

The Vault: An Interactive Experience

Unlock Kirkby Lonsdale’s hidden stories when you discover The Vault: An Interactive Installation at the back of the Information & Gift Shop…

Online Shop

Visit our Online Shop to reserve your copy of Images around Kirkby Lonsdale by Robin Ree – exclusive to the Information & Gift Shop!

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