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Review of Kendal: On the banks of the River Kent in Cumbria, Kendal is a significant region for the tourism industry due to its near proximity to the Lakes added to its own fascinating ancient past. The story of the town of Kendal extends back into the mists of time, a Roman fortification was constructed close by in AD90, an early Norman castle was re-built during the 12th century & the settlement was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Traditionally part of Westmorland, the town of Kendal is primarily made of the local gray limestone gaining it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town", it is actually the 3rd largest settlement in Cumbria. On no account a big town having approximately 28,500 inhabitants, Kendal does furthermore attract a large number of extra folks in the form of sightseers who go to this well known location. Called Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkby in Kendal, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland are amongst the names given to Kendal over the ages.

A product that Kendal has come to be widely recognized for years is Kendal Mint Cake, much used by mountaineers & explorers as a high energy food, and thought to have been discovered by mistake, 3 companies still make the Mint Cake nowadays. Since the 14th century the wool trade was vital for Kendal and additional noteworthy trades by which its inhabitants have made a living are shoe making, the production of tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco.

The History of Kendal: The initial inhabitants of the Kendal district were a people known as the Brigantes, but the first construction of any significance was raised by the Romans at nearby Watercrook in the form of a fortress in the first century AD, the Romans eventually left in roughly the 4th C.

The Celts (the Combrogi people) ruled as soon as the Roman invaders left, and by the time of the Norman invasion the Anglo-Saxons were inhabiting the area. The coming of the conquering Normans resulted in the construction, in the 12th c, of a strong stone castle (now known as Kendal Castle) on Castle Hill. Kendal Castle is maybe best known as the family home of the Parr family, in fact many people reckon that Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's 6th wife was given birth to there, although that's extremely unlikely since the castle was already past repairing by the time she was given birth to.

Kendal was accorded its Market Charter in 1189, and this market was always important for the area since those far off times, this charter in actual fact still holds today and it affords the town the authority to maintain a Saturday market.



Straightforward to get to by car (A65, A6 and A684) or railway (the FirstTranspennine Express), the town of Kendal is found 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: Greengate Lane, Kent Street, Longpool, Castle Circle, Garburn Road, Mint Dale, Hayclose Lane, Green Road, Esthwaite Avenue, Stricklandgate, Cumberland Drive, Stonecross Gardens, Castle Green Close, Bolefoot, Vine Road, Lound Street, Cross Street, Beezon Fields, Allhallows Lane, Sandgate, Ford Terrace, Brockbeck, Blackthorn Close, Sawmill Lane, Belmont, Boundary Bank Lane, Lound Road, Oak Tree Road, Moore Field Close, Thornleigh Road, Birchwood Close, Queen Katherines Avenue, Dalton Drive, Chapel Lane, Underley Hill, Helme Chase Gardens, Gilthwaiterigg Lane, Ann Street, Whitbarrow Close, Stonecross Green, Stockbeck, High Garth, Fulmar Drive, Lound Square, Fell View Trading Park, Heron Close, Carrock Close, Low Mead, Shap Road, Castle Oval, Cliff Brow.

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

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

Placed only 10 minutes stroll from Kendal town centre, an excellent mews style Old Woodyard offers a perfect holiday getaway that is within easy reach of the nearby fells & fantastic hiking countryside.

This holiday property provides terrific facilities for small families or couples, the open style accommodation supplying a soothing atmosphere, just right for chilled evenings around the fireplace.

This fine residence which was at one time a stable and is reputed to have once stabled the acclaimed Grand National winner Red Rum has become a champ for different reasons.

This property provides one double bedroom and 1 twin, sitting room with exposed beams, fully equipped cooking area, eating area with table and chairs for six diners, inner hall leading onto modest patio area with patio furniture, private parking space for 1 automobile.

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