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Around Kirkby Lonsdale (AKL) Magazine is a monthly (sometimes bi-monthly) community print magazine distributed for free throughout the Kirkby Lonsdale area. It features monthly news and views from the Church and the Community and is an important resource for community events, local news and happenings in our community. You can download it right here.

AKL is a Rainbow Parish production by the Church of England in the Lune Valley

The Stage at St Mary’s is a one-of-a-kind venue in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale, offering a diverse and engaging events program that will spark your creativity and leave you feeling inspired. Come and experience the magic for yourself!
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AKL Cover June 2024
St Mary's events in July

Kirkby Lonsdale is a small  market town situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Flanking the three counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire as it does the town offers a tranquil and picturesque base from which to explore the English Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a historic, quaint market town with a growing reputation for high quality independent shopping, as well as excellent restaurants, cafés and bars and superb accommodation.

The Town is notably home to the 14th century Devil’s Bridge, as well as Ruskin’s View, which inspired a painting by artist JMW Turner in 1822, and poet John Ruskin to declare ‘I do not know in all my country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine.’

With so much to see and do in the area, you can choose to keep yourself busy or perhaps simply relax and enjoy the peace and beauty that Kirkby Lonsdale has to offer. Whatever you are looking for, we hope to help you discover your Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Video Tour

Take a virtual stroll through our wonderful Market Town