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Review of Kendal: A popular town located on the fringes of the Lake District in Cumbria, Kendal rests on the banks of the River Kent and it's a significant area for tourism, bringing in a lot of visitors year round. The story of the settlement of Kendal extends back to undocumented days, a Roman fortress was constructed near by in AD90, a Norman fort was re-built during the twelfth century and the settlement was recognized in the 1086 Domesday Book.

The 3rd most significant built-up area in Cumbria, although in the past part of Westmorland, Kendal's houses are primarily built of gray limestone, gaining it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town". With a resident population of around 28,586, Kendal is just a modest town, although the population is swelled somewhat by visiting tourists who take pleasure in this region. Named Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland are among the names bestowed on Kendal throughout the centuries.

A product for which Kendal has come to be renowned for decades is Kendal Mint Cake, much used by mountaineers and explorers as an energy food, & said to have been discovered by mistake, 3 companies still make the Mint Cake nowadays. Other types of trades whereby the citizens of Kendal have made a living over the generations are the wool business, shoes, tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco, it has furthermore been a vital market town.

Kendal Historical Past: The earliest construction that had size in the Kendal area was erected by the invading Romans at Watercrook in approximately 90 AD, in the form of a fort. Quarrels involving the Romans and a tribe referred to as the Brigantes, ended after they begun to trade, until about the fourth century, when the Romans departed.

Much later a new castle or fort was erected in Motte and Bailey style, nonetheless this was succeeded by a stone castle following the Norman conquest, dating from around the twelfth century and now known as Kendal Castle, parts still surviving on Castle Hill. Imagined by some experts as being the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-48), the sixth wife of Henry the Eighth , Kendal Castle was most certainly the home of the Parr family at approximately this period, though supposed to be in serious need of repair during the time Catherine was born.

Kendal was given its Market Charter in 1189, and this market has long been important for the region since those ancient days, this charter in fact is still in place even today and it grants the town the ability to maintain a Saturday market.



Kendal is located in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, England, United Kingdom, south of Penrith & Carlisle, it is reached by rail via the FirstTranspennine Express & by road by way of the A684, A6 & A65 roads.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Haliburton Road, Newbiggin, South View Lane, Castle Drive, Vicars Garth, Wordsworth Drive, Romney Road, Cross Lane, Milnthorpe Road, Jenkins Crag Court, Mint Bridge Road, Kentwood Road, High Mead, Canal Head South, Hayclose Road, Whinfell Drive, Bolefoot, Sunnyside, White Moss Court, Beezon Fields, Murley Moss Lane, Archers Meadow, Belmont, Yealand Drive, Hardknott Gardens, Mount Street, Briarrigg, Blencathra Gardens, High Sparrowmire, Murley Moss, Loughrigg Avenue, Castle Dale, Hawesmead Avenue, Glebe Road, Overdale Close, Silverdale Drive, Castle Oval, Boundary Bank Lane, Parkside Crescent, Howe Bank Close, Sandgate, Stonecross Gardens, Wattsfield Road, Sandes Avenue, Singleton Park Road, Ash Meadow, Castle Circle, Collin Road, Greenside, Little Aynam, Chapel Lane.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a top quality mews style home on the edge of the Auld Grey town of Kendal, it's ten minutes stroll from the town centre of Kendal plus it offers you quick access to the surrounding hills.

The property comes with outstanding facilities for small families or twosomes, the open style accommodation supplying a quiet atmosphere, perfect for comforting evenings gathered around the fireplace.

Alleged to have previously played host to Grand National champion Red Rum, this once upon a time stable, turned into vacation home is a champion for different reasons.

Facilities in this property comprise, living room with exposed beams, 1 double & one twin bedroom, fully equipped kitchen area with eating area for 6 people, parking spot for 1 car and modest patio area with outdoor furniture.

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These facts should without doubt be helpful for nearby towns, villages and hamlets in particular: New Hutton, Burneside, Windermere, Gatebeck, Sedbergh, Watercrook, Morecambe, Crook, Milnthorpe, Meal Bank, Underbarrow, Stainton, Staveley, Crooklands, Natland, Bowness-on-Windermere, Grayrigg, Levens, Oxenholme, Killington, Old Hutton, Selside, Troutbeck Bridge, Helsington , Crosthwaite, Cartmel Fell, Helsington Laithes, Endmoor, Grange Over Sands.