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Review of Kendal: A vital region for tourism positioned next to the River Kent on the fringes of the Lakes, the old Cumbrian town of Kendal lures in huge numbers of travellers both winter and summer. The story of the Kendal area extends back to undocumented times, a Roman fortification was erected nearby in AD90, an early Norman fort was re-built during the twelfth century and the settlement was declared in the 1086 Domesday Book.

In times past part of Westmorland, the town of Kendal is mostly made of locally sourced gray limestone giving it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town", it is in fact the third biggest built-up area in Cumbria. In no way a huge town having around 28,500 occupants, Kendal does furthermore draw in a lot of extra people in the form of sightseers who flock to this well loved spot. Kendal as a settlement has had quite a few names over the centuries, in the Domesday Book it was referred to as Cherchbi, various other titles include Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

Though Kendal is well regarded as a tourism hotspot, the area has additionally long been widely recognized for Kendal Mint Cake a sweet, subsequently sold as an energy foodstuff, that's long been used often by explorers & mountaineers. Kendal has in addition been an important market town, & different industries by which its locals have survived feature the production of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff, shoes & the wool industry.

Kendal Story: The 1st building that had significance in the Kendal district was erected by the conquering Romans at Watercrook in approximately AD90, in the form of a fortification. Conflicts between the Romans and a tribe referred to as the Brigantes, terminated after they started to trade with each other, until roughly the fourth century, when the Romans departed.

Once the Roman invaders left, the locality was ruled over by Celts (the Combrogi people) and later still by the Anglo-Saxons, this lasted up to the Norman invasion after which a stone castle was erected on Castle Hill in the twelfth century, you can still look at the remnants of what we now know as Kendal Castle. Understood by some people as being the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-48), the sixth spouse of Henry the 8th , Kendal Castle was unquestionably the residence of the Parr family at about this period, though believed to be past repairing at the time Catherine was given birth to.

The town was granted its Market Charter in 1189, and this market has always been essential for the region since those formative days, that charter in truth still holds today and it allows the town the authority to host a market on Saturdays.



Simple to get to by road (A684, A65 or A6) or railway (FirstTranspennine Express), Kendal is in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, in England, United Kingdom, to the south of Carlisle & Penrith.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Library Road, Lowther Street, Castle Drive, Glebe Road, Station Road, Gulfs Road, Stonecross Green, Castle Crescent, Underley Avenue, West Street, Hardknott Gardens, Thorny Hills, Teal Beck, Empsom Road, Cumberland Drive, High Garth, Kent Place, Clifford Drive, Blea Tarn Road, Nether Street, Mealbank Road, Bolefoot, Rosemede Avenue, Wansfell Drive, Parkside Meadow, Beech Close, Collin Croft, Hillswood Avenue, Oakwood, Dalton Road, Curson Rise, Peppercorn Lane, Bridge Street, High Tenterfell, Helmside Gardens, Stramongate, Ann Street, Mintsfeet Road, Castle Walk, Howe Bank Close, Kendal Green, Kentrigg, South View Lane, Queen Katherine Street, Kirkbarrow Lane, Low Garth, Killington Drive, Broad Ing Crescent, Archers Meadow, Sawmill Close, Carrock Close.

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

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

To be found only ten minutes stroll from the centre of Kendal town, an excellent mews style Old Woodyard offers a wonderful holiday escape that's in easy reach of the surrounding hills & terrific walking locations.

The open plan living accommodation of this holiday property makes it appropriate for tranquil, relaxing evenings in front of the fireplace, suitable for small families or couples.

This exceptional holiday cottage that was once upon a time a horse stable and is alleged to have once stabled the famous Grand National victor Red Rum is today a champ in a different respect.

This property features one double and a twin bedroom, living room displaying exposed wooden beams, equipped cooking area, dining area with table and seating for six people, inner hallway leading onto smallish terrace area with outdoor furniture, exclusive parking space for one automobile.

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