Kirkby Stephen is located in Cumbria near the popular Lakes District. The area serves as an ideal base for individuals who wish to explore the many activities that are available in the Lakes District, including boating. The town was historically part of the Westmorland area. As it is situated on the A685 it can be easily reached by surrounding areas. Visitors will find that the surrounding hill country and close proximity to the lakes area make Kirkby Stephen an ideal vacation getaway. There are a variety of accommodation options in Kirkby Stephen as well as in the surrounding area.