Kirkby Stephen tourist and travel information

Kirkby Stephen tourist and travel information

Kirkby Stephen Travel Information

Travel InformationThe town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the head of the Eden Valley. At 600ft, the highest town on the River Eden is strung out along its Market Street and a 17th century footbridge crosses the river here. One mile south of Kirkby Stephen is a rail station, a stop along the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line. A popular headquarters for walkers of the Pennines and the eastern Lake District, Kirkby Stephen is also on the Cumbria Cycle Way and is the central point on Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk-190 miles from St Bee's Head to Robin Hood's Bay.

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bus and coach travel

Coaches Kirkby Stephen - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

www.stagecoachbus.com

M6 Motorway

Roads Kirkby Stephen - Travel by road - Kirkby Stephen is about 13 miles east of Junction 38 of the M6 Motorway. The M6 Motorway travels north - south and connects to the M1 at Rugby then on to Carlisle. The M6 Toll is north of Walsall and Sutton Coldfield and bypasses the M6 the areas around Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Kirkby Stephen is about 50 miles from Carlisle and 200 miles from Rugby.

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Travel by train

Rail Kirkby Stephen - Travel by train - Kirkby Stephen Station, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. Waiting room. Pay phone. Whole station step free access.

Northern Rail. Main regions: North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. Tel: 0845 00 00 125. www.northernrail.org

www.nationalrail.co.uk www.nationalrail.co.uk

Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information

Sport

Sport Kirkby Stephen - Sport - Kirkby Stephen Golf Club, Busk Farm, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4PX
Tel / Fax: 01768 371 465.

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Shopping

Stores Kirkby Stephen - Shopping - There is an excellent range of shops in Kirkby Stephen including post office, grocers, greengrocers, convenience stores, specialist foodstores, bakers, newsagents, ironmongers and chemists. Also, there is an interesting range of antique shops, bookshops, craft shops, gift shops and galleries.

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Entertainment

Entertainment Kirkby Stephen - Entertainment and attractions - The Horse Fair, Appleby-in-Westmorland. Brough Castle, Cumbria.

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Other information Kirkby Stephen - Other information - The Market Square has a number of buildings of historical and architectural significance. The Cloisters were built in 1810 between the Square and The Parish Church, with the intention of providing shelter for churchgoers and market people. Immediately through the Cloisters is the Trupp Stone, where tithes were paid until 1836. From the Market Square, many narrow winding passageways lead off, some lead down to Frank's Bridge and the River Eden, where there is a pleasant picnic area.

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Cumbria Map and Attractions

Penrith is 290 miles from London. It is 91 miles from Barrow in Furness to Brampton and 81 miles from Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.

Airports Airport indicated is Carlisle airport.

Roads Kirkby Stephen is about 13 miles east of Junction 38 of the M6 Motorway.

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Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is a station in Kirkby Stephen.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 015394 36269
Attraction 2 - Laurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7BH Tel: 01229 582292
Attraction 3 - Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD Tel: 016977 47602
Attraction 4 - Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6QF - Tel:01539 536340 (www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk)
Attraction 5 - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171

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