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Review of Kendal: Lying on the River Kent in the county of Cumbria, Kendal is a significant spot for the tourism industry due to its close proximity to the Lakes added to its own lengthy ancient past. The story of the settlement of Kendal stretches back into the mists of time, a Roman fortress was constructed close by in AD90, a Norman fort was re-built in the twelfth century and the settlement was acknowledged in the Domesday Book, finished in 1086.

The nickname of "Auld Grey Town" was assigned to Kendal simply because many of its houses are constructed of the local greyish limestone, the town was in the past a part of Westmorland but is now the third largest built-up area in Cumbria. With its local population of approximately 28,586, Kendal is only a modest town, though this population swells considerably by visiting sightseers who take pleasure in this spot. Kendal as a settlement has been called various names over the years, in the Domesday Book it was called Cherchbi, various other titles were Kirkby in Kendal, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

Although Kendal is well regarded as a tourism destination, the area has additionally long been known for Kendal Mint Cake a sweet, subsequently presented as a high energy foodstuff, which has been used often by mountain climbers & explorers. From around the 14th C the production of wool was essential for the town & different important businesses whereby its folk have earned a living are shoe making, the production of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff.

Kendal History: The early inhabitants of the Kendal district were a tribe named the Brigantes, however the first building of any magnitude was put up by the Romans at nearby Watercrook by way of a fort in the first century AD, the Romans departed in around the 4th century.

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 presence of the invading Normans saw the construction, during the 12th century, of a stone castle (which we now know as Kendal Castle) on Castle Hill. Imagined by some people to be the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-48), the 6th spouse of Henry VIII , Kendal Castle was without doubt the residence of the Parr family at around this moment in time, but reckoned to be in serious need of repair about the time Catherine was born.

Kendal was issued its Market Charter in 1189, and this market has always been crucial for the town ever since those far off times, that charter actually still holds today and it gives Kendal the authority to hold a market on Saturdays.



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

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Sandylands Road, Bridge Lane, Briarrigg, Peat Bank, Castle Garth, Esthwaite Green, Vicars Fields, Beezon Fields, Beezon Road, Stockbeck, Valley Drive, Hillswood Avenue, Mint Bridge Road, Canal Head South, Birkbeck Close, Blea Tarn Close, Kirkstone Close, West Street, Kentrigg Walk, Rinkfield, Aynam Road, High Ridge, Oakwood, South Road, Edgecombe Court, Red Tarn Road, Bolefoot, Echo Barn Hill, Hawesmead Drive, Helme Drive, Beast Banks, Brockbeck, Boundary Bank Lane, Anchorite Road, Anchorite Fields, Lingmoor Rise, Longlands View, Ford Terrace, Vicarage Drive, River Bank Road, Collinfield, Park Avenue, Sunnyside, Queen Street, Bluebell Close, Castle Walk, Beech Close, Sedbergh Drive, Wansfell Drive, Hayfell Rise, Wasdale Close.

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

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

Presenting a terrific holiday bolthole on the edge of the Auld Grey town of Kendal and next to the bordering hills, the Old Woodyard is an outstanding mews style holiday property located just 10 minutes stroll away from the heart of Kendal.

The open style layout of this holiday home renders it good for calming, comforting evenings in front of the fireplace, just right for couples or small families.

This fine holiday property which was once upon a time a horse stable & is supposed to have once housed the memorable Grand National champion Red Rum has become a winner for different reasons.

This superb property features a comfy lounge with fireplace, 2 bedrooms (a double and a twin), family bathroom, small patio area with outdoor furniture, fully equipped cooking area and dining area (space for 6), exclusive parking spot for 1 car.

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This review could be applicable for bordering towns, villages and hamlets for instance: Milnthorpe, Morecambe, Cartmel Fell, Natland, Helsington Laithes, Stainton, Old Hutton, Grayrigg, Oxenholme, Crooklands, Watercrook, New Hutton, Grange Over Sands, Killington, Meal Bank, Selside, Staveley, Helsington , Sedbergh, Bowness-on-Windermere, Gatebeck, Levens, Windermere, Crook, Endmoor, Troutbeck Bridge, Underbarrow, Crosthwaite, Burneside.