Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

The beautiful medieval stone bridge that spans the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria.

History of the bridge according to Wiki:

Built around the year 1370, the legend has it that the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it.
When the bridge was finished the woman threw bread over the bridge and her dog chased after it, thereby outwitting the Devil.
Several large stones in the surrounding area, including the Great Stone of Fourstones, are ascribed to the Devil's purse-strings bursting open as he ferried masonry to build it.
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Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

The beautiful medieval stone bridge that spans the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria.

History of the bridge according to Wiki:

Built around the year 1370, the legend has it that the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it.
When the bridge was finished the woman threw bread over the bridge and her dog chased after it, thereby outwitting the Devil.
Several large stones in the surrounding area, including the Great Stone of Fourstones, are ascribed to the Devil's purse-strings bursting open as he ferried masonry to build it.
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Date:
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Kirkby Lonsdale
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