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In the scenic Lune Valley, Kirby Lonsdale is classed as a Lake District town; as with several of the villages in the Dentdale area it has fluctuated between Yorkshire and Cumbria over the years, but from any perspective the reality is enviable location with a wealth of outstanding natural beauty and superb scenery on the doorstep.
The town itself is a vibrant community with plenty to distract visitors on a cottage holiday. Devil’s Bridge and Ruskin’s View are two of the most popular local beauty spots, the former now a scheduled monument consisting of three ancient arches spanning the river Lune. The town is a historic settlement with a longstanding market, now a vibrant affair every Thursday, with some pretty whitewashed buildings and an impressive Norman church. Traditional pubs, speciality shops and a deep sense of tradition, most visible during the vibrant Victorian Festival, which takes place in September each year, makes this a pleasant place to visit.
Nearby attractions include the best of both Yorkshire and Cumbria; the tiny villages of Sedbergh, Dent and the allure of the Yorkshire Dales, as well as the Lakeland fells and historic country homes, such as Sizergh Castle, are all within easy reach.
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