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Review of Kendal: A significant region for tourism positioned beside the River Kent on the borders of the Lake District, the historic Cumbrian town of Kendal draws huge numbers travellers both winter and summer. The story of the town of Kendal goes back into the mists of time, a Roman fortification was built nearby in AD90, an early Norman fort was re-built during the 12th century & the town was referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Traditionally part of Westmorland, the town of Kendal is largely made of locally sourced gray limestone earning it the nickname "Auld Grey Town", it is the third most significant built-up area in Cumbria. With its local populace of approximately 28,586, Kendal is a moderate town, while the population is swelled to some extent by visiting tourists who cherish this area. Kendal as a settlement has been called quite a few names throughout the eras, in the Domesday Book it was labelled as Cherchbi, some other names were Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

Whilst Kendal is renowned as a traveller hotspot, the area has additionally long been known for its Kendal Mint Cake a confectionery, later on promoted as a high energy food supplement, that has long been popular with mountain climbers & explorers. Since the 14th C the production of wool was very important for the town and various other important industries whereby its people have earned a crust were shoes, the production of tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco.

Kendal Historical Past: The earliest building of any importance in the Kendal region was put in place by the conquering Romans at Watercrook in around 90 AD, in the form of a fortress. Battles between the Romans and a tribe referred to as the Brigantes, terminated once they begun to do trade, until roughly the 4th c, at which time the Romans abandoned the area.

The Celts (the Combrogi tribe) held control once the Roman invaders left, and by the time of the Norman conquest the Anglo-Saxons were settling the area. The presence of the conquering Normans triggered the building, in the 12th c, of a substantial stone castle (which we now know as Kendal Castle) upon Castle Hill. Understood by some historians as being the birthplace of Catherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry the 8th , Kendal Castle was most certainly the home of the Parr family at about this point, but supposed to be in serious need of repair around the time she arrived in this world.

Richard the First given a Market Charter to Kendal in 1189 to help raise capital for his Crusades, the charter for this crucial Saturday market still remains today.



Straightforward to get to by road (A684, A6 and A65) or rail (FirstTranspennine Express), the town of Kendal is situated in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, in England, UK, south of Carlisle & Penrith.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Mint Close, Hayfell Rise, Eastgate, Garden Mews, Whinfell Drive, Dunmail Drive, Larch Grove, Kentrigg, High Tenterfell, Loughrigg Avenue, Haliburton Road, Castle Riggs, The Tram, Underley Hill, Valley Drive, Vicars Walk, Hayclose Crescent, Blackhall Road, Briarwood, Heron Hill, Low Garth, Mint Bridge Road, Rydal Mount, Queen Katherines Avenue, Kendal Parks Crescent, Echo Barn Hill, Castle Dale, Collin Road, Library Road, Drysalters Yard, Greengate, Calder Drive, Sedgwick Court, Hartside Road, Honister Drive, Rydal Road, Laurel Gardens, Park Street, Kilner Close, Ruskin Close, Dalton Road, Thornleigh Road, Canal Head North, Helme Drive, Thorny Hills, Echo Bank, Kirkbarrow Lane, Fulmar Drive, Whitbarrow Close, Natland Mill Beck Lane, Kentwood Road.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Kendal: Holmescales Activity Centre, Sizergh Castle and Garden, Hervey Memorial Reserve, Howe Riddings Wood, Low Sizergh Barn Dairy Farm, Kendal Via Ferrata, Friends Meeting House and the Quaker Tapestry, Lakeland Radio Stadium (Kendal Town FC), Whitbarrow, Netherfield Cricket Club Ground, Kendal Castle, Kendal Museum, Dorothy Farrers Spring Wood, Potter Fell, Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, Castle Howe, Levens Hall, St Georges Church, Burns Beck Moss, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Museum of Lakeland Life, Lambrigg Fell, Kendal Parish Church, The Brewery Arts Centre, The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Lakeland Climbing Centre, Serpentine Woods, Kendal Leisure Centre.

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The Old Woodyard - Two Bedroom One Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

The Old Woodyard is an outstanding mews style property on the fringes of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it is 10 mins meander from the middle of Kendal and additionally benefits from perfect access to the nearby fells.

Ideal for couples or small families, the Old Woodyard provides you with top notch facilities with open plan accommodation ideal for comforting evenings in a peaceable ambiance.

Previously a horse stable this now first class holiday property is believed to have once housed the notable race horse Red Rum a 3 time Grand National winner.

The property includes a comfy lounge area with fireplace, two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), equipped bathroom, small terrace area with furniture, equipped kitchen and dining area (seating for 6), private parking for 1 vehicle.

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This info should definitely be useful for surrounding villages and towns which can include: Bowness-on-Windermere, Burneside, Helsington , Killington, Levens, Watercrook, Cartmel Fell, Meal Bank, Grayrigg, Crook, Helsington Laithes, New Hutton, Crooklands, Sedbergh, Windermere, Staveley, Underbarrow, Selside, Grange Over Sands, Natland, Oxenholme, Troutbeck Bridge, Endmoor, Gatebeck, Stainton, Milnthorpe, Crosthwaite, Morecambe, Old Hutton.