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9. Kirkby Lonsdale

Top 10 ten places to visit in North West England - Kendal and South Lakes

Kirkby Lonsdale

The ancient market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is just inside the south east boundary of Cumbria. Here the pretty River Lune passes through a rocky channel leading to the famous old Devil’s Bridge. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Kirkby Lonsdale holds a 13th century market charter, and possesses many 17th and 18th century buildings.

Kirkby Lonsdale’s superb location has attracted many notable visitors. The Vale of Lune was greatly admired by the painter Constable, and Turner painted landscapes in and around the town. Ruskin was so impressed that he wrote, “I do not know in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine.” ‘Ruskin’s View’ over the River Lune is a famous local attraction. The medieval Devil’s Bridge spans the river, and is a scheduled ancient monument.

Kirkby Lonsdale Tourist Information Centre
Address:
Kirkby Lonsdale Tourist Information Centre
24 Main Street
Kirkby Lonsdale
Cumbria
LA6 2AE
England, UK
 
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All year round
 
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