Kirkby Lonsdale

KirkbySitting snugly between the idyllic Lake District and the rugged Yorkshire Dales, Kirkby Lonsdale is 'an eclectic mix of jolly tearooms, inviting pubs and small, independent shops, treasure-troves' to be explored.
 
Among the many things to do in and around Kirkby Lonsdale are the breathtaking views to be seen up the Lune Valley from Ruskin's View. You can visit the fine Norman church, St Mary's, with its pretty churchyard and unusual carvings, or follow the river to the 14th century Devil’s Bridge.
 
Kirkby Lonsdale's town centre is a delightful mix of elegant 18th century buildings and stone cottages huddled around cobbled courtyards and narrow alleyways. Traditional coffee shops and tearooms nestle between stylish shops and vintage antique dealers; award-winning Kirkby Lonsdale bars and restaurants sit alongside tempting delis – all within the stunning landscape of the Lune Valley.
 
Surrounding Kirkby Lonsdale is a rolling landscape of winding lanes and fields bordered by high hedges and dry stone walls. The broad valley of the Lune contains Casterton, the settlement by a Roman fort, dominated by the prestigious public school.
 
The Brontë Sisters attended a school for clergymen's daughters at Cowan Bridge in 1824-25. The school later moved to Casterton in 1833 and became Casterton School. In Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte, the village school was the setting for ‘Lowood' and Kirkby Lonsdale became ‘Lowton'. Peter Pan author JM Barrie was a regular visitor to Kirkby Lonsdale at the end of the nineteenth century and based the characters in the story on the vicar’s family. 

Booking Information

Event date 04/03/2018
Registrations taken from 14/01/2018
Booking fee Member £13.00, Non-member £15, Under 18 - half these rates
Location Cumbria
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