B and Bs in Kirkby Lonsdale
The Blue Pig originally known as the White Lion is situated at the top of Mill Brow which was originally known as King St. This was the main road into Kirkby Lonsdale until 1820. Coach and horses had to cross devils bridge and travel along the bank of the river Lune until reaching Mill Brow. At this point they had to stop and attach large bulks of wood by chains onto the rear of the coach ready for a full speed gallop up Mill Brow, if the horses faltered the bulk of wood acted as a break to stop the coach rolling down the hill.In the 1900's this residence was privately owned by the Willan family and sold Sunday papers whilst their neighbours next door acted as the local laundry. The back entrance to the Blue Pig opens onto Swine Market where Bonnie Prince Charlie reputedly stood on the stone cross and invited the malicia of Kirkby Lonsdale to join him in his northern quest. Swine Market is one of the most photographed areas of Kirkby Lonsdale being situated in the oldest part of the town next to St Mary's Church which dates back to the 9th Century.This delightful bed & breakfast accommodation is situated in a newly renovated 17th Century cottage. The three room all have flat screen television, coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms each with heated floors. Our cosy lounge with a log-burning stove is for our guests to relax and enjoy peace and quiet and at the same time be at the heart of the hustle and bustle of this busy but beautiful market town. Wireless internet is available to all our guests and is free of charge. The Blue Pig is ideally situated for guests to explorer the town and visit the surrounding countryside.Please Note: We are a No-Smoking property. Regrettably, we cannot accept pets. Children over the age of 10 are welcome. Check-In time: 1600 and Check-Out time: 1100.
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