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Cafe corner of Market Place, Kendal - geograph.org.uk - 1760160Review of Kendal: Located on the River Kent in the county of Cumbria, Kendal is a vital spot for the tourism industry due to its proximity to the Lake District added to its own lengthy historic past. An early Roman fortification and twelfth century Norman fortress pay testimony to the town of Kendal's far off history as it stretches back into the mists of time, its reference in the 1086 Domesday Book demonstrates its significance throughout those long past times.

The nickname of "Auld Grey Town" was bestowed on Kendal given that a lot of of the properties are built from the local grey limestone, the settlement was traditionally part of Westmorland but is these days the 3rd biggest town in the county of Cumbria. Definitely not a large town with approximately 28,000 citizens, Kendal does of course pull in a lot of extra folks in the shape of tourists who head to this very popular location. Several names have been bestowed on Kendal across the generations for instance Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkby in Kendal, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

A product that Kendal has been widely recognized for a long time is Kendal Mint Cake, popular with mountaineers & explorers as an energy food supplement, & said to have been made inadvertently, 3 firms still manufacture the Mint Cake at present. Different businesses by which the people of the town have survived across the ages feature the production of wool, shoe making, tobacco snuff and pipe tobacco, it has additionally been an important market town.

The Heritage of Kendal: The early settlers of the Kendal area were a people named the Brigantes, but the first structure of any significance was raised by the conquering Romans at nearby Watercrook in the shape of a fort in AD90, the Romans departed in approximately the 4th century.

Once the Romans departed, the area was controlled by Celts (the Combrogi people) and then by the Anglo-Saxons, this continued up to the Norman invasion when a castle of stone was built on Castle Hill in the twelfth century, you can still see the ruins of what we now refer to as Kendal Castle. Kendal Castle is possibly most commonly recognized as the family home of the Parr family, actually many people imagine that Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's 6th spouse was given birth to in the castle, whilst that's unlikely since the castle was in serious need of repair by the time she was born.

The town's authority to run a Market on Saturdays starts back as long ago as 1189 at which time it was awarded its Market Charter (the associated fee for this helped to fund Richard I's Crusades), the charter is still in place today and the market has proved very crucial for the town throughout the years.



The town of Kendal is to the south of Carlisle and Penrith within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, in England, UK, the town can be got to by way of the A65, A684 or A6, it could furthermore be arrived at by train by way of the FirstTranspennine Express.

St George's Church, Kendal

A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Sandylands Road, Whinfell Close, Michaelson Road, Jenkins Crag Court, Ford Terrace, Webb View, Larch Grove, Boundary Bank Lane, Rydal Mount, Esthwaite Green, Brigsteer Road, Stonecross Gardens, Kentmere Brow, Levens Close, Castle Road, Romney Avenue, Kent Place, Mount Street, Fowl Ing Lane, Ann Street, Queen Katherines Avenue, Castle Rise, Garden Mews, Dalton Drive, Castle Green Close, Brockbeck, Aikrigg Avenue, Clifford Drive, Mint Dale, Wattsfield Lane, Rydal Road, Scar View Road, Buttery Well Road, Lynngarth Drive, Green Road, Vine Road, Acre Moss Lane, Union Street, Silverdale Drive, Westwood Avenue, Thorny Hills, Queens Road, Hill Close, Ruskin Close, Bridge Lane, Curson Rise, Moss Ghyll, Chambers Close, Briarwood, Finley Close, Teal Beck.

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

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