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Review of Kendal: Lying on the River Kent in the county of Cumbria, Kendal is an important region for the tourism industry chiefly due to its close proximity to the Lake District National Park in addition to its own long historical past. The history of the settlement of Kendal extends back to undocumented times, a Roman fortification was built nearby in AD90, a Norman fort was re-built during the 12th century and the town was referred to in the 1086 Domesday Book.

In times past part of Westmorland, Kendal is largely constructed in locally sourced grey limestone earning it the nickname "Auld Grey Town", it is in fact the third largest town in the county of Cumbria. Kendal today has got a resident populace of approximately 29,000, though of course huge amounts of tourists go to the town particularly through the summertime. Several names have been given to Kendal throughout the years including Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

Though Kendal is renowned as a tourism hotspot, the town has in addition long been known for Kendal Mint Cake a confectionery, subsequently publicized as an energy food supplement, that has been used often by explorers and mountaineers. Since the 14th C the production of wool was essential for the town & alternative significant industries by which its locals have made a living are shoes, the manufacturing of pipe tobacco & tobacco snuff.

Kendal Heritage: The first occupants of the Kendal area were a people known as the Brigantes, though the first construction of any size was put in place by the Romans at nearby Watercrook in the form of a fort in AD90, the Romans departed in roughly the 4th century.

Considerably later on a new fort or castle was built of the Motte and Bailey pattern, although that was supplanted by a castle of stone following the Norman conquest, this was in about the 12th century which we now know as Kendal Castle, remains still to be observed on Castle Hill. Considered by some historians to be the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-1548), the sixth wife of Henry the 8th , Kendal Castle was most certainly the home of the Parr family at about this time, although believed to be beyond repair at the moment she arrived in this world.

Richard the First accorded a Market Charter to Kendal in 1189 in order to collect money for the Crusades, the charter for the important Market on Saturdays is still in place today.

The town of Kendal is located in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, south of Penrith & Carlisle, it can be arrived at by train by way of the FirstTranspennine Express & by driving using the A684, A65 or A6 roads.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: High Sparrowmire, Serpentine Road, Wansfell Drive, Sawmill Close, Mint Dale, Red Tarn Road, Grizedale Avenue, Sandes Avenue, Maple Drive, Heron Hill, Kendal Green, Charles Street, Capper Close, Derwent Drive, Webb View, Grasmere Crescent, Clifford Drive, Lound Street, Thirlmere Road, Rydal Road, Dowkers Lane, Broad Ing Crescent, Aysgarth Close, Thorny Hills, Hayclose Crescent, Helme Close, Helsington Road, Town View, Cross Lane, Parkside Meadow, Whinfell Close, Mint Close, Honister Drive, Heath Close, Hayclose Road, Castle Riggs, Oxenholme Road, Greengate Lane, Kentwood Road, Sedbergh Drive, Kirkbarrow Lane, Queen Katherines Avenue, St Georges Walk, Undercliff Road, Well Ings, Wattsfield Road, Buttermere Drive, Nether Street, Collinfield, West Street, Spital Park.

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

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

Offering a great vacation getaway on the fringe of Kendal's Auld Grey town and near to the adjoining hills, the Old Woodyard is an excellent mews style holiday cottage located just ten minutes meander from the heart of Kendal.

This holiday property will provide wonderful facilities for twosomes or small families, the open style living accommodation delivering a calm aura, great for comforting evenings in front of the fireplace.

This superior residence that was at one time a horse stable & is understood to have formerly housed the extraordinary Grand National champ Red Rum is these days a champ in its own right.

Amenities in this property include, sitting room with exposed beams, 1 double and one twin, fully equipped kitchen with dining area for 6 diners, exclusive parking for one vehicle and small terrace area with outdoor furniture.

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