Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a historic market town located between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The quaint town was recorded in the Domesday book of 1086 and some of its buildings from the 17th and 18th century stand today as inns, restaurants and shops.

Local amenities

The town consists of charming independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. There are also sophisticated, trendy bars around town for a few cocktails and a night out.

Residents have easy access to a doctor’s surgery, dentist, supermarket and a library. For keeping active there are many routes for walking and cycling, Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club and several other sports clubs such as the rugby club, for men and women.

Things to do

Kirkby Lonsdale hosts several festivals throughout the year, from food festivals to the well known Christmas fair. This is held in the first week of December and includes live entertainment and street vendors and has become a major event in the north of England.

The stunning town can be seen from Ruskin’s View which overlooks the Lune valley and spanning the River Lune is the famous Devil’s Bridge. Close to the town you can explore more outdoor activities such as White Scar Cave, Hutton Roof National Nature Reserve for the greatest example of the country’s limestone pavement, and Gragareth for hiking.

Types of properties

In Kirkby Lonsdale there’s a vast choice of properties available. From characteristic, traditional cottages to new build homes in a variety of sizes to accommodate your needs, you’ll be able to locate a property suitable for you whether you’re looking to upsize, down-size or relocate in Kirkby Lonsdale.


The schools in and around Kirkby Lonsdale are highly rated. Queen Elizabeth School is a state secondary school with a great track record and for private education Casterton School, the independent Sedbergh School offers a lot of sports opportunities as well as boarding facilities for its pupils.

Travel links

Kirkby Lonsdale benefits from having buses to take you around locally as well as further afield. The A65, a major road in England, is easily accessible and leads to bigger cities such as Leeds.

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