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Review of Kendal: A vital region for the tourism industry positioned next to the River Kent on the fringes of the Lake District National Park, the well known Cumbrian town of Kendal lures in significant numbers of travellers throughout every season. Already substantial enough to be noted in the Domesday Book, finished in 1086, The town of Kendal has a history which goes back to largely unrecorded times, an early Roman fortress (AD90), & subsequent Norman fort pay testament to this.

The nickname of "Auld Grey Town" was given to Kendal for the reason that the majority of its houses are made from locally sourced greyish limestone, the settlement was in the past a part of Westmorland but is currently the third largest settlement in Cumbria. Kendal nowadays has a local populace of roughly 29,000, although of course huge numbers of travellers flock to the area in particular through the summer months. Kendal as a settlement has been called various names over the generations, in the Domesday Book it was identified as Cherchbi, other titles were Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

Besides the tourism industry, Kendal is possibly best known for its manufacturing of the confectionery, Kendal Mint Cake, thought to have been stumbled upon inadvertently & later supplied for an high energy food to Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic Journey. Since the fourteenth century the wool trade was really important for Kendal & a few other major industries whereby its inhabitants have survived feature shoe making, the manufacturing of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff.

Kendal Historical Past: The 1st construction that had size in the Kendal district was put in place by the invading Romans at Watercrook in around the first century AD, in the shape of a fort. Tussles involving the Romans and a local tribe called the Brigantes, concluded once they begun to trade, until approximately the 4th c, once the Romans left.

After the Roman invaders departed, the area was controlled by Celts (the Combrogi tribe) and then by the Anglo-Saxons, this was the situation up to the Norman conquest after which a stone castle was built upon Castle Hill in the 12th century, you can still see the remnants of which we now know as Kendal Castle. Kendal Castle is probably best known as the home of the Parr family, in fact many people suspect that Catherine Parr (1512-48), Henry the 8th's 6th wife was given birth to in the castle, although this is extremely unlikely considering the castle was beyond repair around the time she was born.

Richard the First accorded a Market Charter to the town in 1189 to help collect money for his Crusades, the charter for that vital Market on Saturdays is still in place even now.



Relatively easy to get to by road (A684, A65 or A6) or railway (FirstTranspennine Express), the town of Kendal is found in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, to the south of Penrith & Carlisle.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Hawesmead Drive, Dockray Hall Road, Garburn Road, Rusland Park, Hazelwood, Caroline Street, Grasmere Crescent, High Garth, Howard Street, Sandylands Road, Castle Circle, Paddy Lane, Helsington Road, Garden Mews, Undercliff Road, Sawmill Lane, White Moss Court, Collinfield, Echo Bank, Brigsteer Road, Queen Katherines Avenue, Romney Avenue, Earle Court, Parkside Road, Castle Close, Wansfell Drive, Blackhall Road, Underwood, Westwood Avenue, Cumberland Drive, Scroggs Lane, Hawesmead Avenue, Aysgarth Close, Park Avenue, Blackthorn Close, Cliff Brow, Beech Close, Mint Street, Chapel Lane, Aldercroft, Bridge Street, Hayfell Rise, Ruskin Close, Windermere Road, High Mead, Grizedale Avenue, Collin Close, Lound Street, Helme Chase Gardens, Kilner Close, Well Ings.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a top notch mews style holiday cottage on the fringe of the Auld Grey town of Kendal, it is just 10 mins walk away from Kendal town centre and additionally has got handy access to the bordering hills.

The open plan design of this holiday home renders it well suited for calming, comforting evenings in front of the fireplace, great for twosomes or small families.

Believed to have formerly stabled Grand National victor Red Rum, this once upon a time stable, turned into vacation home is a champ for different reasons.

Facilities in this lovely property include, lounge area with exposed wooden beams, one double bedroom & one twin, equipped cooking area with eating area for six people, exclusive parking spot for one vehicle and smallish terrace area with terrace furniture.

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