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A Guide to the Lake District - Kirkby Lonsdale

A little about Kirkby Londsale

A unique historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale situated on the River Lune in the South Eastern Cumbria. The town of Kirkby Lonsdale, a great tourist attraction, famous for Devil's Bridge which crosses the River Luneand Ruskin's View.

Devils bridge

Devils bridge is the most famous part of Kirkby Lonsdale reputedly the last structure ever created. Devils bridge is now a very popular location for swimming, scuba diving & boating, the bridge itsself is famed for the perfect bridge to jump off, a feeling of falling out of control, but still landing in water, however if you do get caught jumping off Devils bridge you could be fined. The bridge is also very popular for motor bikes and motor cyclists especially on Sundays, you will find a hot sandwich bar, public toilets & plenty of free parking. The town of Kirkby Londale is also only a short walk from Devils bridge.

A Victorian Fair is held each year on the first weekend in September. In period dress, the people of Kirkby Lonsdale turn the clocks back to create a lively Victorian street atmosphere with entertainment, demonstrations, and vendors.


Kirkby Lonsdale Avanti - A stylish restaurant & bar with incorporated gallery, serving a range of top class cuisine served in a classy & contemporary restaurant. Avanti is situated on Main Street in historic Kirkby, a perfect location to see breathtaking scenery. The upstairs of Avanti consists of a bar and small ‘gallery’ opening above the bar so it can be a little noisy, though this adds to the atmosphere.

The first thing you notice is the contemporary design, modern stylish design & great colours, avanti's gallery has a range of gallery exhibits from artwork to sculptures – on the walls and on the surfaces. The crockery includes sensationally shaped saucers, bowls & glasses all local Cumbrian pottery.

Excellent restaurant & bar

Kirkby Lonsdale has a wide range of shops and ammenities, banks, coffee shops, restaurants and lots of twisty oldy world backlanes, the charm of Kirkby Lonsdale catches the unlikliest of hearts, Kirkby Lonsdale truly is a haven of tranquility, take a walk through the cobbled streets. If your feeling like shopping there are a few shops one being The Wooden Heart a designer clothing shop, stocking designer T shirts and clothing, the Wooden Heart is a great place to get a unique designer item. The Wooden Heart sells such designer Names as Diesel, Boxfresh, chunk and Golddigga. The Kirkby Londale designer shop the Wooden Heart known as WHL KL has been established under new ownership (formerly a brassware shop) since 1997, the Wooden Heart is now seen as a cult, with fresh designer stock updated regularly. The Wooden Heart also stocks a range of Gadgets & gifts even 'Retro-collectables'.


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