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 2019 Kirkby Lonsdale was awarded ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’ by the Times newspaper, 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 Visitor Information Centre and Gift Shop where we can give you our top tips about what to see and do. Or ask us about a free Vault Tour of the town to meet some colourful local characters.  

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9 hours 29 minutes ago

Looking after our Riverside trees.
Essential pruning work is being carried out on the Riverside trees this Saturday 16th January. A contractor working on behalf of Cumbria Council will be on site all day.

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1 day 9 hours ago

For the first collaboration in our Lockdown Walks Series, we are bringing to you the Highwayman Hikes with the @highwaymanp 🥾🌿 Landlady Aimee Sharples will be sharing her passion for walking with the community each week, with a short walk every Thursday and a longer hike on Sundays: “I want

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1 day 12 hours ago

Well done Fiona! Making Kirkby Lonsdale proud 💪😍