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

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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.

  • This is your chance to have your say about the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair and join us at the Christmas …Read More »
  • There has been a lot of comment about the impact of visitors on the town and its resources during the …Read More »
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival is a family-friendly literature festival taking place in Kirkby Lonsdale 12th-14th of …Read More »
  • Join in with the Sunflower Trails in Kirkby Lonsdale and Barbon this summer! The Family Project invite you to take …Read More »
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival is a family-friendly literature festival taking place in Kirkby Lonsdale 12th-14th of August 2022. The line-up boasts both …Read More »
  • Deadline: 8th August 2022 Would you like to contribute to our community, helping visitors and locals to get the most …Read More »

Save Ruskin's View

Weʼre raising £1,000,000 to reopen Ruskin’s View. Due to continuous erosion, access had to be closed in September 2021. Help us to save our iconic view by donating now.

Find out more by following the Ruskin’s View Facebook and Instagram pages: @RuskinsViewKirkbyLonsdale

Save Ruskin's View Illustration by Grace Metcalfe

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.

Volunteers Wanted

Looking to try something new? 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 us now: lovethelune@gmail.com

Kirkby Lonsdale 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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Enjoy weekly drop-in sessioons at St Mary's Primary School every Monday 2-3pm in the Family Room. There will be cake, coffee and chatting! All parents & guardians are welcome. Contact Lol to find out more: lol@cilfamilyproject.com #KirkbyLonsdale #Dropin #Parents #Guardians #TheFamilyProject #RainbowParish Family Project Page

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Enjoy weekly Take Time sessions of guided meditation inspired by the stories of Jesus every Monday at 8pm. Join Messy Church for some free online relaxation sessions on the following dates: The Taketime sessions will take place on Zoom: Meeting ID: 847 2156 0890 Passcode: 463908 Contact Lol to find

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