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Review of Kendal: A significant area for tourists standing next to the River Kent on the edge of Lakeland, the historic Cumbrian town of Kendal attracts large numbers of tourists throughout every season. An early Roman fortress & twelfth century Norman fortress present proof of the town of Kendal's early story as it extends back to a undocumented era, the annotation of it in the Domesday Book, concluded in 1086 illustrates its importance throughout those long gone years.

The third largest town in the county of Cumbria, although traditionally a part of Westmorland, the buildings of Kendal are pretty much built in grey limestone, earning it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town". With a resident population of roughly 28,586, Kendal is a modest town, however the population is swelled considerably by visiting tourists who adore this place. Many names have been given to Kendal over the centuries for instance Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

Though Kendal is famous as a tourist hotspot, the town has additionally long been famed for Kendal Mint Cake a confectionery, later on promoted as a high energy food, that has long been popular with explorers and mountain climbers. Kendal has additionally been a noteworthy market town, & other trades by which its people have eked out a living are the manufacturing of pipe tobacco & tobacco snuff, shoes & the wool trade.

Kendal Story: The earliest inhabitants of the Kendal region were a tribe called the Brigantes, but the first structure of any significance was built by the conquering Romans at nearby Watercrook by way of a fortification in 90 AD, the Romans departed in roughly the 4th C.

Considerably later a new fort or castle was constructed in Motte and Bailey type, nevertheless this was replaced by a strong stone castle following the Norman invasion, in approximately the twelfth century and now called Kendal Castle, ruins still can be visited on Castle Hill. Imagined by many as being the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-48), the 6th spouse of Henry the 8th , Kendal Castle was most certainly the residence of the Parr family at approximately this time, but thought to be in a poor state of repair at the time Catherine arrived in this world.

The town was accorded a Market Charter in 1189, and the market has long been vital for the region ever since those formative times, that charter in actual fact still remains even today and it gives Kendal the legal right to have a market on Saturdays.



The town of Kendal is located in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, England, United Kingdom, south of Penrith and Carlisle, it can be accessed by train by way of the FirstTranspennine Express & by road via the A6, A65 & A684 highways.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Peppercorn Lane, Oakwood, Greengate, Gandy Street, Mount Street, Queens Road, Beezon Road, Bowland Drive, South Road, White Stiles, Parkside Meadow, Bleaswood Road, Kirkbie Green, Castle Dale, Castle Green Close, Maple Drive, Ford Terrace, Mealbank Road, Kirkbarrow, Belmont, Collin Close, Kentrigg Walk, Lowther Street, Whitbarrow Close, Burneside Road, Natland Road, Station Road, Sandes Avenue, Esthwaite Avenue, Hill Close, Castle Circle, Underley Avenue, Collin Hill, Rydal Mount, Sedbergh Road, Eller Raise, Helmside Road, Lowther Park, Underley Hill, Edgecombe Court, Green Road, Cumberland Drive, Wildman Street, Langdale Crescent, Moss Ghyll, Lumley Road, Kettlewell Road, Dunmail Drive, Ashleigh Road, Collinfield, Garth Brow.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a beautiful mews style cottage on the fringe of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it is only 10 minutes walk away from Kendal town centre and in addition enjoys quick access to the surrounding fells.

The open style accommodation of the property makes it suitable for relaxed, stress-free evenings gathered around the fireplace, fantastic for couples or small families.

Reckoned to have formerly housed Grand National victor Red Rum, this past horse stable, turned vacation property is a victor in a different respect.

This super property includes a cozy living room with fireplace, 2 bedrooms (a double and a twin), bathroom with shower, smallish terrace area with terrace furniture, fully equipped kitchen and dining area (seating for 6), exclusive parking space for one car.

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These facts might be useful for neighbouring villages, towns and hamlets most notably: Cartmel Fell, Morecambe, Windermere, Oxenholme, Bowness-on-Windermere, Staveley, Gatebeck, Troutbeck Bridge, Crook, Stainton, Killington, Sedbergh, Old Hutton, Watercrook, Underbarrow, Grayrigg, New Hutton, Milnthorpe, Natland, Crooklands, Grange Over Sands, Helsington Laithes, Endmoor, Burneside, Meal Bank, Selside, Helsington , Crosthwaite, Levens.