Kirkby Malham

Information on Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire

Kirkby Malham is a small village in Malham Dale. Its church, St Michaels is a Grade I listed building. A church has originated on the site since the 7th or 8th century but the current building dates from the 15th century with extensive rebuilding taking place in the 18th and 19th century. The American author Bill Bryson moved to the village in the late 80’s having left a journalism job and it was there that he began his successful travel writing career. Bryson has references the village in his books and has been quoted as saying “I won’t know for sure if Malhamdale is the finest place there is until I have died and seen heaven but until that day comes, it will certainly do.” He’s also mentioned a favourite view –looking towards Malham Cove from the road out of Kirkby Malham, which is a view you’ll be able to enjoy on this drive!

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