Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and sitting on the border of three counties, it’s no surprise that there are so many things to do in Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. This beautiful market town, with its charming buildings, fascinating history, and attractions will keep you busy throughout your stay, no matter your age or interests.
In the town itself you will find an exciting collection of quality shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs. It’s the ideal location for a bit of retail therapy, with plenty of independent outlets selling clothes, furniture and unique gifts, as well as a weekly market. Then you can stop off at one of the welcoming pubs for a tasty meal or a drink to refresh yourself.
There’s much on offer for outdoor enthusiasts too, with lots of walks around Kirkby Lonsdale as well as wild swimming opportunities. Learn about the mysteries surrounding Devil’s Bridge, or be inspired by a scene that was immortalised by Turner at Ruskin’s View. Those after more history and culture can take a turn down Salt Pie Lane, or pop into historic St Mary’s Church to admire the architecture or take a moment of quiet contemplation.
When you want to venture beyond the town, there are excellent things to do and places to visit in the Lake District. The area is famous for its spectacular natural features, and a visit to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, White Scar Cave, and Ingleborough Cave are an absolute must. Take a trip to the surrounding characterful towns and villages, be awed by the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct, or step back in time at one of the nearby stately homes. You’re absolutely spoiled for choice.
Here in Kirkby Lonsdale, we truly are in the most spectacular location, and our enviable position provides so many opportunities for exciting days out in Yorkshire. As well as sitting on the border of the Yorkshire Dales, the market town is within a short drive of the Lake District, Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Forest of Bowland. With all this on the doorstep and more, a visit to the region makes for the perfect holiday.