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Cafe corner of Market Place, Kendal - geograph.org.uk - 1760160Review of Kendal: Located on the River Kent in Cumbria, Kendal is a vital area for tourists simply because of its closeness to the Lake District Park along with its own exciting historic past. The history of the town of Kendal travels back to largely undocumented times, a Roman fortification was erected in the area in AD90, a Norman castle was re-built during the 12th century & the settlement was specified in the 1086 Domesday Book.

The nickname of "Auld Grey Town" was bestowed on Kendal because many of the properties are built from locally sourced gray limestone, the settlement was in times past a part of Westmorland but is now the third biggest town in the county of Cumbria. Definitely not a huge town with approximately 28,000 occupants, Kendal does of course lure a large number of additional people in the form of sightseers who flock to this desirable spot. A number of names were bestowed on Kendal through the centuries such as Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkby in Kendal, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

Although Kendal is widely known as a tourism hotspot, the town has in addition long been widley known for its Kendal Mint Cake a confectionery, later on presented as a high energy food supplement, that has been popular with climbers & explorers. Different trades by which the locals of Kendal have earned a living across the eras are the wool industry, shoes, pipe tobacco & tobacco snuff, it has also been an essential market town.

The Heritage of Kendal: The first construction that had size in the Kendal region was erected by the Romans at Watercrook in around 90 AD, in the form of a fortification. Arguments involving the Romans and a local tribe known as the Brigantes, stopped when they begun to trade with each other, until about the 4th century, when the Romans departed.

The Celts (the Combrogi people) ruled once the Romans left, and at the time of the Norman invasion the Anglo-Saxons were inhabiting the area. The presence of the conquering Normans resulted in the construction, in the 12th c, of a castle of stone (that we now know as Kendal Castle) on Castle Hill. Perhaps most widely known as the residence of the Parr family, Kendal Castle is often reported to be the place of the birth of Henry VIII's sixth wife, Catherine Parr (1512-1548), although as the castle was in a poor state of repair at the time she was born, that appears unlikely.

Kendal was awarded a Market Charter in 1189, and the market has long been crucial for the area since those ancient days, this charter in actual fact still remains to this day and it affords the town the ability to have a market on Saturdays.



The town of Kendal is found to the south of Penrith and Carlisle in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, in England, UK, the town is gotten to by means of the A684, A6 or A65, it might furthermore be reached by train via the FirstTranspennine Express.

St George's Church, Kendal

A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Kendal Parks Crescent, Queen Katherine Street, Derwent Drive, Rusland Park, Oxenholme Road, Long Close, Scafell Drive, Broad Ing, Mount Street, Kirkbarrow Lane, Rinkfield, Dunmail Drive, Buttermere Drive, New Road, Wattsfield Road, Shap Road, Underwood, Wattsfield Avenue, Burland Grove, Larch Grove, Hallgarth Circle, Thorny Hills, Stricklandgate, Romney Road, Kentwood Road, Peat Bank, Carrock Close, Kirkbarrow, Peppercorn Lane, Castle Street, Belmont, Sunnyside, Mint Dale, Eller Raise, Blackhall Road, Castle Green Road, Bramble Close, Vicars Hill, High Ridge, Parkside Crescent, Castle Oval, Acre Moss Lane, Greengate Lane, Buttery Well Road, Park Street, Beezon Road, Broom Close, Queen Katherines Avenue, Lumley Road, Aysgarth Close, Dowkers Lane.

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

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