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Kirkby Stephen is a civil parish and small market town in Cumbria, in North West England which historically, is part of Westmorland. The town is located on the A685, surrounded by sparsely populated hill country, and about 25mi from the nearest larger towns, Kendal and Penrith. The River Eden rises 6mi away in the peat bogs below Hugh Seat and passes by, almost unobserved, on the eastern edge of the town.Kirkby Stephen has a parish council and is a centre for several smaller villages and parishes in the surrounding area, including Nateby, Ravenstonedale and Mallerstang. A community and council centre in the library, provides information and services on behalf of all the local councils (county, district and parish), and general and local information and facilities.Town geography and historyParish churchSchoolsThere are primary schools in Kirkby Stephen and in the neighbouring parishes of Brough and Ravenstonedale. Kirkby Stephen is in Eden District. Our United Kingdom tour planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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