Explore Kirkby Lonsdale

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 2022 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 The Vault: Interactive Cinema and our Guided Vault Walks.

Thank You Kirkby Lonsdale Heroes

We made this video to thank all the unsung heroes in Kirkby Lonsdale for their hard work and incredible community spirit during the COVID-19 Pandemic. View the video on YouTube.


The Vault

The Vault is a free interactive cinema at the Information & Gift Shop. Unlock Kirkby Lonsdale’s hidden stories when you discover The Vault.

Guided Vault Walks

Discover Kirkby Lonsdale’s rich cultural history and book onto a Guided Vault Walk every first and third Friday and Saturday of the month!

Weekly Charter Market

The Charter Market runs every Thursday with a variety of local arts, crafts and produce from Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Applications Now Open for Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair 2022 

Applications are now open for the Chalet Village in Market Square and the Indoor Market in Lunesdale Hall. Find out how to apply here.

Volunteers Wanted

Looking to try something new this September? Join a friendly and passionate team who love Kirkby Lonsdale! We are looking for volunteers for the Information & Gift Shop who enjoy sharing local information & knowledge with residents and visitors. Contact Phoebe at lovethelunepr@gmail.com to find out more.

Town Council

Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council hold monthly meetings where members of the public have an opportunity to address the Council about any subject.

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Family Project Page is putting on an All Hallows Bake Off & Scavenger Hunt on Saturday 29th October, 3-5pm at Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church. Tickets only £2, available from Kirkby Lonsdale Information & Gift Shop. Where: Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church When: Saturday 29th October, 3-5pm Family Ticket: £2 #KirkbyLonsdaleHalloween #AllHallows

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Apply for a stall in the Chalet Village at Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair now! The dates for the Christmas Fair are Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th December. Chalet Village opening hours are Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm 🎄🎁 We are looking for a mix of gifts and food

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Autumn is officially here! Local Lune Valley photographer Robin Ree is so talented at capturing the seasons changing 📸🌅🌫 #kirkbylonsdale #lunevalley #autumn #seasonsandlandscapes

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🎵 Sarah McQuaid performing Live at Lunesdale Hall Sunday 13th November 🎵 Tickets now available from Kirkby Lonsdale Information & Gift Shop - only £12.50! Doors open at 7:30 for a start time of 8pm. Licenced bar and Cabaret Style Seating. An evening not to be missed!! “One of the