|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||CA10, CA11|
The village is centred on a large village green next to which stands St Peter's church, the village pub, the shop & post office, and the village hall. There is a primary school on the road to Little Salkeld and there are two garages.
The ford which gave the village its name was replaced by a three-arched sandstone toll bridge, which was washed away in 1968. A metal girder bridge was erected as a "temporary" replacement, and it is still there, the longest standing temporary bridge in the country.
At Langwathby Hall was the visitor attraction and working ostrich farm called Eden Ostrich World, which closed in 2012.
The parish includes the nearby village of Edenhall which was a separate parish until 1934.
Langwathby is also the base of the 'Pride of Cumbria', one of the helicopters run by the Great North Air Ambulance Service
In the 1600s, Langwathby moor was the site of a major racecourse. The last race was held in 1699.
'Langwathby' can be translated as 'long' ('lang'), 'ford' ('wath', Old Norse 'vað'), 'village' (Old English 'b?', Old Norse 'býr'), referring to the fording of the River Eden which runs along the edge of the village. It is sometimes locally called Langanby.
At Barbary Plains just outside Edenhall, there was formerly a cement block works formerly owned by Hanson plc and later by RMC Group, part of Cemex. The site is now a depot and head office for a haulage company.