Kirkby Lonsdale is pretty and quaint and all those things you imagine a Lake District village to be, full of picture perfect cottages built from Lakeland stone with little lanes and snickets to explore.
Wander down Kirkby Lonsdale’s main street browsing in the stylish shops such as Abrahams, Bijou Blue, Country Cousins and the Hen House for luxury lingerie, shoes and clothing. Fabulous food is also prominent in Kirkby Lonsdale with Churchmouse Cheeses; voted the best cheese shop in the UK, Dales Award Winning Butchers and Chocolat. For the home there is the stylish La Maison, Just and So, Bath House and Carr & Bleasdale, along with a scattering of antique shops.
From the town square you can gaze at the beautiful view of the Howgills and just a few steps away from the main street you can join the River Lune meandering through Kirkby Lonsdale down to Devil’s Bridge, dating from around 1370. Walk along the River Lune and up the Radical Steps to Ruskins View, a view he described as ‘one of the fairest in England and therefore the world’