Right in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale,the beautiful Norman church sits above the River Lune with commanding views from the churchyard.
Turner (1775-1851) painted the River Lune at a spot now called ‘Ruskin’s View’. John Ruskin (1819-1900), influential English critic, social theorist, painter and poet, was so impressed by the picture, that he was inspired to eulogise ‘I do not know in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine’. Ruskin’s view is accessed through the churchyard.
The building is Norman in origin, probably built between 1093 and 1130, although there was an old Saxon Church on the site before. It represents a range of architectural styles, some dating from the early 12th century.
Spectacular stained glass
Social heritage stories
National heritage here
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Parking within 250m
Accessible toilets in church
Café within 500m
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Church shop or souvenirs
* Open dawn till dusk, every day.
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