The market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the top of Mallerstang, in the gentle Eden Valley. From the market square there are many narrow winding passageways, some leading down to the famous Frank’s Bridge and many interesting antique and curio shops and tea rooms. Monday is market day. Ravenstonedale is nearby where St. Oswald’s church is noted for its 3-tier pulpit. Newbiggin-on-Lune and Orton are villages near to Kirkby Stephen.