Newby Bridge

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Newby Bridge
Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge (geograph 4010831).jpg
Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge
Newby Bridge is located in Cumbria
Newby Bridge
Newby Bridge
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceSD369861
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townULVERSTON
Postcode districtLA12
Dialling code015395
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°16′02″N 2°58′08″W / 54.2672°N 2.9688°W / 54.2672; -2.9688Coordinates: 54°16′02″N 2°58′08″W / 54.2672°N 2.9688°W / 54.2672; -2.9688

Newby Bridge is a small hamlet in the Lake District, Cumbria. Historically in Lancashire, it is located several miles west of Grange-over-Sands and is on the River Leven, close to the southern end of Windermere.

The hamlet is the site of an intermediate halt on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. A terrace of houses adjoining the railway were built by the Furness Railway for its workers. The A590 road runs through Newby Bridge connecting Barrow-in-Furness to the M6 motorway close to Kendal.

Whilst the main land use is sheep farming, tourism plays a significant part, with the Newby Bridge Caravan Park accommodating many guests each year.

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