While you enjoy your stay at The Kirkley Hotel, we hope you time the time to explore the beautiful city of Lynchburg! From learning of the city’s rich history, to enjoying it’s nightlife, there is something in the city for everyone. Below, we have compiled a list of our favorite sites and attractions. Enjoy!


Home to over 15,000 residential students, Liberty University is Lynchburg’s largest and most prominent university. The school’s 7,000-acre suburban campus offers a plethora of activities and events, including D-1 NCAA sporting events, professional theater, various dining options, and a 17-story observation tower that is open to the public. Liberty University’s campus lies just 5 minutes from the hotel.


Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and sitting right on the James River, Lynchburg offers stunning views of nature and plenty of enjoyable outdoor activities. Whether you like to fish, kayak, hike, bike, camp, or just play in a park you can find a variety of locations to be fit and have fun.


With Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Appomattox Courthouse, the National D-Day Memorial, and more fantastic historic sites nearby, Lynchburg is a playground for even the most astute history buff. Enjoy exceptional guided tours available for each site or venture out and explore the past on your own!


On a hill overlooking the James River, the streets of downtown Lynchburg are bursting with life, business, history, art, and culture. Over the past decade, downtown Lynchburg has become populated with exceptional dining establishments, live music and festivals, and a number of incredible entertainment options, from the Lynchburg Museum to the Academy Center for the Arts.