Kirkby Lonsdale Posts

Lantern Walks before Late Night Shopping in Kirkby Lonsdale

This December we are inviting you to join us on a wintry Lantern Walk. Before you start your Late Night Shopping, you will be immersed in the stories and personalities of Kirkby Lonsdale: Meet your guide at the Christmas tree in Market Square where you will be greeted with a warming glass of mulled wine and a cosy mince pie. From there you will begin a lantern-lit journey through the...

Christmas Window Competition in Kirkby Lonsdale

Look out for the beautiful Christmas windows as you wander around town during Late Night Shopping (and the rest of the week!) and decide which local business YOU think has the best Christmas window display.  Year on year the Kirkby Lonsdale shops create beautiful windows for shoppers to gaze into as they do their Christmas shopping so this year we are introducing the Christmas Window...

Late Night Shopping this December in Kirkby Lonsdale

Christmas is coming to Kirkby Lonsdale! Please join us this December for Late Night Shopping (socially distanced of course). Christmas is going to be quieter than normal this year, but we still need all the time we can to do our Christmas shopping. Local businesses are coming together to support the town by staying open until 7.30pm on the first three Fridays in December and the Tuesday before...

The Vault Story Trail

Our seven stories of the vault are now out and about on benches around town. Start at the bench in Jubilee Field at Devils Bridge. Follow the pedestrian pathway into town and you will find another, this time a sad story  outside The Royal Hotel. If you would like to find more walk across the road to the bench outside Information and Gift Shop. You have now found three of our seven stories....

We’re Hiring

Marketing/Communications Intern  We’re hiring!  The Kirkby Lonsdale & Lune Valley Community Interest Company ( KL & LV CIC) is looking for an exceptional recent graduate to join their team as a Marketing Intern. The role is paid for a period of 6 months. This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright, articulate graduate to kickstart their marketing/communications career at the grass...
Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair Cancelled

 Cancellation of the Christmas FairChristmas is always a special time in Kirkby Lonsdale and we will be decorating the town as usual this year; in fact we plan to have all the lights and Christmas trees that make it so atmospheric. But we are sad to announce that this year's Christmas Fair will no longer be going ahead. Covid 19 restrictions mean it isn't possible to run the chalet village or...
The lovely Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale

Lunesdale Hall is Back in Business

Lunesdale Hall has had a makeover. With a new roof, smart sound system and lighting, the town's historic and beloved hall is open for bookings. Kirstie Pelling checked out its role in the town past and present....While many venues and buildings have come and gone in Kirkby Lonsdale over the decades, the town's community centre has remained at the heart of the action. And it's seen more action...

We’re Hiring

Marketing/Communications Intern We’re hiring! The Kirkby Lonsdale & Lune Valley Community Interest Company ( KL & LV CIC) is looking for an exceptional recent graduate to join their team as a Marketing Intern. The role is paid and for an initial period of 6 months but may be extended. This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright, articulate graduate to kickstart their...
Lunesdale Hall

Lunesdale Hall Reopens for Hire

All areas of Lunesdale Hall are now open for hire. We have worked hard to make sure social distancing measures are in place and that the hall is safe to use for everyone. Hirers wiil receive special COVID_19 Conditions of Hire. We have space to accommodate your booking for a group activity or private function this year or next. Please contact lunesdalehallbookings@gmail.com to chat...

Take a Guided Walk of Kirkby Lonsdale

Do you love a guided walk? Let one of five specially trained guides lead you through the streets and stories of Kirkby Lonsdale. They will explain some of the history while you enjoy the atmosphere of the town and see the most famous landmarks. Walks happen on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month.Catch the next one on 22nd August at 11.30am.Booking is essential. Tours cost £5...
Royal Barn Kirkby Lonsdale

Where to Eat in Kirkby Lonsdale in August

Coming out of lockdown provided the UK's cafes, bars and restaurants with a challenge. How to maintain new rules of social distancing in a traditionally social environment? But those who provide food and drink in Kirkby Lonsdale have worked hard and are now welcoming guests across their doors with a series of new measures. Kirstie Pelling rounds up what they've been up to... Opening up after...

Cumbria Chamber Speaks Out on Test and Trace

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to do everything in their power to co-operate with NHS Test and Trace. This follows the local lockdown in Leicester.  "Businesses there had invested heavily in safe working and social-distancing measures so they could operate safely and were then forced to shut again leaving them with no revenue. Some won't survive a second lockdown....
A Vault Walk guide in Kirkby Lonsdale

Guided Town Walks

We know our own town better than anyone so let us show you around! We have five qualified town guides from Kirkby's Visitor Information Centre who are giving guided walking tours on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month. Starting in August 2020. Price £5.00 for adults, Children Free. Walks start from the monument at 11.30 and last 50 minutes. Booking essential. You can book a...
Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market goodsll

A Bright New Future for Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Kirkby Lonsdale’s Charter Market is embracing the future with the help of a specialist market company. The town has had a market charter since 1227 and it’s hoped the new partnership will help the market to grow and flourish for decades to come says Town Manager Janet Nuttall… Back in 2011, when the Kirkby Lonsdale Community Interest Company was first formed, we took ownership of the...
Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale Family Trail

Do you struggle to get your family out walking?  Local resident Rachel Wilkinson designed this downloadable Family Trail to keep her seven year old twin girls occupied on their lockdown walks. The trail and fun quiz of Kirkby Lonsdale takes less than an hour and is an easy walk. The answers are on the second page so be aware when printing it off that there might be spoilers! Let us...
Salt Pie Lane Kirkby Lonsdale

Things to Do in Kirkby Lonsdale

Visiting Kirkby Lonsdale this summer? Want some recommendations for things to do? Kirstie Pelling asked the Visitor Information Centre volunteers and town guides to share some of their favourite activities, walks and views....A town bustling with lifeKirkby Lonsdale is famous for many things. The high street is unique and packed with eclectic shops, its cuisine is imaginative, locally sourced and...