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Review of Kendal: A vital area for tourism positioned next to the River Kent close to the fringe of Lakeland, the old Cumbrian town of Kendal lures in huge numbers of visitors throughout every season. An early Roman fort and 12th C Norman fortress pay testament to Kendal's long past heritage as it goes back to a undocumented era, the mention of it in the 1086 Domesday Book displays its prominence even in those long past days.

In the past a part of Westmorland, the town of Kendal is mostly built of the local grey limestone gaining it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town", it is in fact the third most significant built-up area in the county of Cumbria. With its local populace of roughly 29,000, Kendal is only a modest sized town, even though the population is swelled to some degree by visiting visitors who really enjoy this region. Identified as Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland are some of the names given to Kendal over the ages.

Aside from the tourism industry, Kendal is perhaps most recognized for the manufacture of the sweet, Kendal Mint Cake, reputed to have been stumbled upon by chance & eventually provided as an high energy foodstuff to Ernest Shackleton on his Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Other trades by which the inhabitants of Kendal have earned a crust over the ages feature the production of wool, shoes, tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco, it has in addition been an important market town.

The Historical Past of Kendal: From the first to the 4th centuries AD, the Romans held sway over the Kendal region, taking over from the Brigantes people, they raised a fortress in approximately the first century AD, over time setting up trade with the previously displaced Brigantes in order to keep the fortification supplied.

Once the Roman invaders departed, the region was ruled over by Celts (the Combrogi tribe) and later on by the Anglo-Saxons, this continued up to the Norman invasion after which a castle of stone was raised upon Castle Hill in the 12th C, there still exist the remnants of which we now know as Kendal Castle. Probably most commonly recognized for being the family home of the Parr family, Kendal Castle is often professed to be the place of the birth of Henry the 8th's 6th wife, Catherine Parr (1512-48), yet since the castle was in serious need of repair around the time she arrived in this world, that would seem not likely.

Kendal was issued its Market Charter in 1189, and the market has been important for the region ever since those distant days, the charter actually still holds even today and it allows Kendal the ability to maintain a Saturday market.



Convenient to get to by car (A6, A684 or A65) or train (FirstTranspennine Express), Kendal is located in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, in England, UK, to the south of Carlisle and Penrith.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Wordsworth Drive, Low Garth, Hallgarth Circle, Blackthorn Close, Aynam Place, Queen Katherines Avenue, Romney Road, Esthwaite Green, Kendal Parks Crescent, Natland Road, Blencathra Gardens, Murley Moss Lane, Ullswater Road, Mintsfeet Road North, Stockbeck, Buttermere Drive, Hill Place, Horncop Lane, Maple Drive, Serpentine Road, Scar View Road, Yeats Close, Drysalters Yard, Rusland Park, Parkside Crescent, Sandylands Road, Castle Gardens, Fell Close, Hawthorn Gardens, Hill Close, St Georges Walk, Thorny Hills, Union Street, Blea Tarn Close, Wildman Street, Collin Hill, Collin Croft, Beezon Road, Lowther Street, Kirkland, Kent Street, Hayfell Avenue, Lound Road, Mint Street, Helmside Gardens, White Stiles, Tarn Close, Paddy Lane, Bramble Close, Willow Drive, Castle Street.

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

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

Strategically located merely 10 minutes walk away from the heart of Kendal town, the high quality mews style Old Woodyard provides a great holiday getaway which is in easy reach of the encircling fells and wonderful hiking countryside.

Ideal for couples or small families, the Old Woodyard has outstanding facilities with open style accommodation nice for laid back evenings in a tranquil ambiance.

Previously part of a horse stable this now first class property is reported to have once housed the racehorse Red Rum 3 times a Grand National winner.

The property includes comfy lounge area with fireplace, two bedrooms (a twin and a double), family bathroom, small patio area with outdoor furniture, equipped cooking area and eating area (space for 6), exclusive parking space for one car.

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