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Out and About

Conveniently located on the market square right at the heart of the ancient old town of Kirkby Lonsdale, the Royal Hotel offers a superb location to explore the best of town and country. The newly enlarged Yorkshire Dales National Park extends right to the edge of town and the Lake District is just a short drive away.

Things to do in Kirkby Lonsdale

Sat between the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and the Lake District, Kirkby Lonsdale is a gateway to several areas of outstanding natural beauty, attractions and amazing places to visit. With so much choice in terms of things to do, we’ve pulled together a list to help you plan your trip to the area.

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Farewell Damien

Here at The Royal Hotel we have been saddened to learn of the passing of one of our most regular customers, Damien Waterhouse, who, after visiting the hotel more or less every day for the last few years, became part of the ‘family’.

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A Weekend Walking With The Dog

There’s a reason we call them man’s best friend. You only have to walk down your local high street to see an array of furry family members: labradors, labradoodles, poodles, pugs and spaniels.

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Certificate of Excellence

The Royal Hotel was most recently awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' in the serving of Cask Ales. The awarding body 'Cask Marque' is an independent company funded by brewers, pub groups and trade bodies with the aim of improving beer quality through an accreditation scheme. The Cask Marque award itself is an award for pubs which serve excellent quality cask ale.

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Dr Dolittle Voyage to Kirkby Lonsdale

Filming for a major new movie took place around The Royal Hotel in Kirkby Lonsdale earlier in the month (May 18).

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The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Yorkshire boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. With its fascinating history, breathtaking views and a rich variety of plants and wildlife, a visit to Ingleton Waterfalls is a great family day out. Just a 15 minute drive from Kirkby Lonsdale. Find out more here.

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