Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Opening Hours

Every Thursday from 9am.

Winter: 9am – 3pm

Summer: 9am – 4pm

Please check with individual businesses for seasonal or public holiday opening times.

About the Market

“Kirkby Lonsdale Market is thriving with traders at the helm” – Market Times 

Find out more about the Market Times article here.

Kirkby Lonsdale’s Thursday Charter Market is a popular way to shop locally and pick up the freshest goods. It has a range of stalls offering everything from local produce to plants and jewellery. 


General stallholder spaces are available throughout the year. See below for contact details.

Charter market and bank

Market History 

Kirkby Lonsdale has had a Market Charter since 1227. The original market was situated at the corner of Main Street and Market Street before being relocated to the town’s elegant Georgian square, overlooked at one end by The Royal Hotel, made famous by a visit by Queen Adelaide in 1840, and at the other by the old bank

kirkby lonsdale market times spread

Kirkby Lonsdale in the Market Times

“Kirkby Lonsdale Market is thriving with traders at the helm”Market Times 

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market has recently been celebrated as a “thriving market with traders at the helm”. 

It’s fantastic to see a brilliant double page spread about our outstanding weekly market.

Find out more about the Market Times article here.

Contact Details

Contact Paul Laycock, Chair of the Market Co-operative, if you would like to enquire about a stall.


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Lunesdale Hall Summer

Country Market & Other Markets

The Country Market held in the Lunesdale Hall between 10am and 12 noon on market day is also a great source of home-made goods. These include include bread, cakes, jams and preserves, plus hand-crafted home and personal accessories. 

There are other markets in and around the Lune Valley. You can find them at Sedbergh (Wednesday), Kendal (Wednesday and Saturday) and Settle (Tuesday).

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