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Kirkbymoorside is a small market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.

Kirkbymoorside is the site of The Red Lion public house, where John Bates went to work after he left Downton Abbey.



Appearances and Mentions
Series 2 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3
Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special

Behind the scenes[]

  • The Red Lion Inn exterior and interior scenes were shot at the historic Red Lion Inn, founded in 1903, in Steeple Ashton, Oxfordshire.
  • The real Kirkbymoorside doesn't have a pub called The Red Lion.