Things to do in Kirkby Lonsdale

Various photos showing things you can do in Kirkby Lonsdale

There’s more to Kirkby Lonsdale than beautiful views and a thriving, independent high street. We have a fantastic and friendly community with lots going on for visitors. Below are just some of the things to do within walking distance of the town centre. Call in to the Visitor Information Centre for more ideas, or check out our town blog for further inspiration. 


Man cycling Morecambe Bay


Kirkby Lonsdale is an ideal location to base yourself for bike rides in the Lakes and Dales. You can start with some circular bike rides…

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Fairfield Horseshoe, Ambleside. Image by Cumbria Tourism


There are many short walks you can access from the town.  A short loop taking in the famous Ruskin’s view, the radical steps, the river…

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St Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church

Also known as Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church, the Church of St Mary the Virgin is a must see when you are visiting the town. The…

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Kirkby Lonsdale Town Guided Walks

Market Square

The Market Square, with its distinctive monument, is perhaps the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale.  Every Thursday you will find the Charter Market, selling fresh produce and…

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Christmas Fair

Festivals and Events

We have an exciting line up of festivals and events this year, Covid 19 restrictions permitting.  These include a Spoken Word and Poetry Festival on…

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Salt Pie Lane

Salt Pie Lane

Salt Pie Lane is a highlight on any Kirkby Lonsdale walking tour. For a start it’s seriously cute. But it has a great story too.…

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Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

Ruskin’s View

Ruskin’s View is Kirkby Lonsdale’s most famous landmark and you simply can’t visit without seeing it. Follow the path through the churchyard of St Mary’s…

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The Vault Story Bank Kirkby Lonsdale

The Vault

As the name suggests, The Vault is a former bank vault, in the town’s Visitor Information Centre on Main Street. It is now a story bank…

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A Vault Walk guide in Kirkby Lonsdale

Guided Town Walks

We know our own town better than anyone so let us show you around! In a new initiative five qualified town guides from Kirkby’s Visitor…

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Devils Bridge Kirkby Lonsdale

Devil’s Bridge

With free parking, picnic tables and a butty van that serves great food, Devil’s Bridge is used to catering for the families who flock to…

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  • 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 …Read More »
  • Our Toilets are Open

    Both sets of toilets in Kirkby Lonsdale remain open as the high street and Charter Market return to life.  Our toilets include disabled facilities and are situated at Jingling Lane …Read More »
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Family Trail

    Struggle to get your family our 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 …Read More »

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