Review of the town
A Brit Visited: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Like nearby Kirkby Stephen, the town is pronounced with a silent K, as Kirby Lonsdale.
More narrow streets and tight car parks in Kirkby Lonsdale.
The town has some 60 independent retailers and chains are notable by their absence. Many were open on Sunday when I visited.
Several pubs, bars and cafes were open for business and I chose the Crossing Point, mostly because the others were fairly full.
Motorhome parking is tricky here due to the narrow streets and yellow lines. What parking street there is, is restricted to one or two hours. At the top of the town, next to Booth’s supermarket, there is a paid-for carpark. There is a clear notice to say that sleeping in vehicles overnight is NOT permitted.
Kirkby Londsale has a market in the centre every Thursday.
I stayed at the nearby Woodside Park, which is close to the famous and very picturesque Devil’s Bridge.
LOCATION: On the A65, east of the M6