The attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is a delightful gem and honeypot destination.
Set on the banks of the River Lune, the town’s narrow streets reveal a magical mix of 17th and 18th century buildings, charming shops, and enticing bars and restaurants. There’s even a micro-brewery. Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery produces a wide range of craft ales including Single Track, Devils Bridge and Jingling Lane – all local place names. There are many independent retailers and boutiques in Kirkby Lonsdale and so it has become a real destination for gift and Christmas shopping.
The elevated vantage point over the River Lune offers a stunning opportunity to view the magnificent countryside so admired by Ruskin and immortalised as “Ruskin’s View”. Spanning the River Lune is Devils Bridge which dates back to the 12th Century and is now a scheduled ancient monument.
There are numerous walks across the fells and Dales of the area whilst golfers will enjoy the courses at Casterton and Kirkby Lonsdale which are popular with locals and visitors alike.
Events in 2015 include:
1st to 3rd May Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival
Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club will be hosting live bands all weekend
12 to 14 June Kirkby Lonsdale Festival of Music
The festival includes a music trail throughout all the local bars in town, showcasing a wide range of music such as folk, blues,and rock
Recently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK, we agree that Kirkby Lonsdale is a real star!
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