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Around a mile from the southern foot of Lake Windermere stands the small and picturesque village of Newby Bridge. The bridge from which the village acquires its name is a buttressed, five arched, stone structure spanning the River Leven, which dates from 1651-2. It is one of only four or five of its kind in the country and replaced a wooden brisge on the site which once spanned the River Leven.
The bridge over the River Leven at Newby Bridge
The village was once part of the county of Lancashire. There is a classic inn, the Swan, which is a former coaching inn, standing adjacent to the bridge. The inn, parts of which date back to 1623, boasts a pleasant riverside beer garden and where good meals can be obtained. The village makes an excellent base from which to explore the southern Lake District.