The 21st Century Kirkby Lonsdale offers the visitor the same soothing views the Romantics enjoyed, the same old historic buildings lining quaint streets and alleyways. Take a stroll down Salt Pie Lane, see if you can find your way back through Jingling Lane to the old Market Square. Discover some of the wonderful independent shops, including an Aladdin’s Cave of a hardware store, stunning designer jewellery, artisanal chocolatiers and bakers.

Discover the good things in life here in Kirkby Lonsdale. Book a mid-week break or a long weekend at Plato’s boutique bed and breakfast. Enjoy the peace of the Cumbrian countryside, fabulous food and truly great wines. Explore the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland – areas of outstanding natural beauty, right on our doorstep. Call us today to book one of our comfortable rooms.

We concentrate on the good things in life - Call us on 01524 274180

Ultra luxury Vi-Spring beds, crisp cotton linen, stacks of fluffy white towels, state of the art flat screen TVs, the luxurious en suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, and more....

Ensure that your stay at Plato’s is something to remember by choosing one of our special room packages


Plato’s holiday apartment offers the discerning holiday maker or business traveller all the luxury touches you expect

Quaint Streets, Independent Shops, Lovely Places to Stay

Book Your Stay at Plato's Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Do you like to relax with the good things in life? Good friends, great food, real ale, fine wines, the best tea and coffee? So do we! We’ve created Plato’s Hotel and Restaurant in Kirkby Lonsdale to be the kind of place we’d like to go – for coffee, cocktails, dinner or a few days’ break away from it all.

We like to sit on comfy sofas by a cosy wood-burning stove, sipping the wonderful tea and coffee supplied exclusively to us from Atkinson’s of Lancaster. Read the morning papers, chat to friends, browse the internet. Spend an evening nibbling on tapas in elegant and comfortable surroundings where the conversation flows and the beer is chilled. Eat real food that comes from local fields, not just from cans or freezers.

We love to welcome walkers and bikers in after a long day on the fells. Let us dry your waterproofs and your boots while you relax in a warm bath or revive in a hot shower. Come down to the bar and take your time to browse our wine list while our chef and his team cook your choice from our varied seasonal menu.

Pop in any time for a coffee. Wander in from the market and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Join us for cocktails on a Friday night. Come for a pint of real ale any day of the week. 


You may want to book in advance for an overnight stay to make sure your favourite room is available. If you’re coming for dinner it’s usually best to reserve a table. Give us a call on 015242 74180 or send an email. Ask about having your family celebration at Plato’s – it’s a great venue for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or funerals.

Kirkby Lonsdale is a truly blessed town – situated in Cumbria, on the borders with Lancashire and North Yorkshire, and named after the valley of the beautiful River Lune. Flowing from the Howgill Fells above Tebay, the river tumbles then meanders through some of England’s loveliest but largely undiscovered countryside. The English Romantics recognised its merits – John Ruskin and JMW Turner saw that all the elements of a perfect romantic landscape could be seen from one spot. A clear, sparkling, meandering river; lush, pastoral meadows replete with contented cattle; heath-covered hilltops bare but for the heather and sparse grassland; ancient stone farm buildings and castles; and even the discernible signs of Neolithic settlements.


Boutique B&B in Kirkby Lonsdale offers a first class restaurant, elegant bar and beautiful, comfortable rooms.

Call us now to book a room or a table.


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About Plato’s

Kirkby Lonsdale

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Plato's Loft Apartment

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About The Area

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Walking and Cycling Breaks

Artisanal Tea and Coffee from Atkinsons of Lancaster

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