Located in the picturesque Lune Valley, Kirkby Lonsdale is a quaint market town boasting a rich history, stunning architecture, and breathtaking natural scenery. The village is only a short 20-minute drive from Hawthorns Caravan Park, so you can enjoy many peaceful getaways whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or just looking to explore local areas! Here are some of the best things to do in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Historical Landmarks


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One of the town’s most notable landmarks is St. Mary’s Church, a Grade I listed building that dates back to the 12th century. Its impressive architecture and beautiful stained glass windows make it a must-visit for anyone interested in history and architecture. Another historical site to explore is the Radical Steps, located just off Main Street. These steps were built in 1819 to provide access to the new churchyard and are now a popular spot for taking photos and enjoying the views.

Natural Wonders


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If you’re a nature lover, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Kirkby Lonsdale. Ruskin’s View, named after the famous artist and writer John Ruskin, is a stunning viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the Lune Valley and the River Lune. The Devil’s Bridge, a 14th-century bridge that spans the river, is another popular attraction that is steeped in folklore and legend. And for a peaceful stroll, head to Salt Pie Lane, a charming cobbled street that is lined with picturesque cottages and gardens.

Exploring the Town


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Kirkby Lonsdale’s charming town centre is a great place to explore, with a variety of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. Market Day is on Thursdays and is the perfect opportunity to discover local produce and crafts.

Best Places to Eat at Kirkby Lonsdale


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Plato’s Bar & Restaurant

Plato’s Bar & Restaurant is a tasty spot to unwind during lunch or dinner. With its quirky decor and relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite and recharge.

Elodies Café & Wine Merchant

If you are looking for a charming eatery, Elodies Café & Wine Merchant is an excellent choice. This lovely family-run restaurant boasts a stunning atmosphere that creates a cosy ambience for a delightful breakfast or lunch.

Avanti Restaurant and Bar

Avanti Restaurant and Bar is a delightful Mediterranean restaurant that offers an exceptional dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or Spanish cuisine, the menu boasts a high-quality mix of both. The restaurant’s excellent service and diverse selection of dishes will leave you impressed.

Hawthorns Park – Static Caravans for Sale in Lancashire


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Are you planning to visit Kirkby Lonsdale and other closeby locations often? If so, have you ever considered owning a holiday home at our picturesque caravan site located on the cusp of Lancashire and Cumbria? Our award-winning Gold 5 Star Park is situated on the border of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, offering magnificent landscaped gardens, spectacular panoramic vistas, and breathtaking views in every direction.

We have a range of static caravans for sale, and we pride ourselves on providing an undisturbed ambience since we do not permit residential homes or subletting.

Arrange a visit today and take a step closer to your dream holiday home!