Kirkstanton is a tiny hamlet which lies on the A5093 to the North of Millom.
With its name deriving from the Gaelic Irish Saint ‘Santán‛ (sometimes “Sanctán”) Kirkstanton has one of the oldest Archaeological sites in the area. The ‘Giant‛s Grave‛, thought to be of Bronze Age origin and standing in the shadow of the ominous and looming Black Combe, stands from 3 metres in height and 4.5 metres apart. These Lacra stone circles are thought to be part of a burial ground and have evidence of prehistoric rock art.
Within the village visitors will also find some of the areas most well reviewed bed and breakfast accommodation and the renowned King Billy‛s (King William IV Pub) – famous for its legendary steaks and ribs.