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.
Four specially commissioned poems to celebrate Ruskin’s View in 2020! Katie Hale’s poem brought a tear to our eyes and we hope you like it too. The four South Cumbrian poets will have their unique views broadcast on Saturday 26th Sept at Ruskin’s View on some quirky ‘mythophones.’ You’ll also