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Ruskin's View


The view of the River Lune and Lune valley from St Mary's Church in Kirby Lonsdale was mentioned by William Wordsworth in his Guide to the Lakes (1810) and was the subject of a sketch by the artist J.M.W.Turner in 1816. It was popularised when the engraved watercolour was published in a book in 1822. John Ruskin, the famous art critic, came to see the view on the 22nd of January 1875, and described it as "one of the loveliest scenes in England".[1] The scene later became know as "Ruskin's View".

Kirkby Lonsdale River Lune (Cumbria) The Radical Steps Church of St Mary
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Ruskin's View to the south-east, Kirkby Lonsdale

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Ruskin's View - The Lune from Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Admiring Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

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Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

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Kirkby Lonsdale & Downham 004

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River Lune (Cumbria)
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River Lune (Cumbria)
- Overview About the River Lune The River Lune is a major river which flows through Cumbria and Lancashire. The river is about 53 miles long; arising in springs near Newbiggin ...
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Kirkby Lonsdale & Downham 001

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Ruskin's View

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Church of St Mary
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Church of St Mary
- Overview About St Mary's Church Map Street View St Mary's Church is located by the River Lune in Kirkby Lonsdale. The church was built in the 12th Century, with later extensions, ...
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Kirkby Lonsdale: What Ruskin really said.
- Article by by Professor David Hill, March 30, 2016. "This article visits the famous ‘Ruskin’s View’ at Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. It is so christened after a particularly purple ...

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Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

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