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.

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Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair 2022 Programme Now Available

The programme for the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair is now available. Find out how you can celebrate The True Spirit of Kirkby Lonsdale at this year’s festive extravaganza! Read more here.

Volunteer at the Christmas Fair

The programme for the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair is now available. Find out how you can celebrate The True Spirit of Kirkby Lonsdale at this year’s festive extravaganza! Read more here.

Volunteer At Santa's Grotto

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 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.

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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