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Review of Kendal: Drawing a lot of tourists both summer and winter, the historic town of Kendal, sits on the River Kent, on the edge of the Lakes in The county of Cumbria. Already substantial enough to be described in the 1086 Domesday Book, The Kendal area has a history which stretches back to undocumented days, an early Roman fort (AD90), & later built Norman fort show proof of this.

The nickname "Auld Grey Town" was assigned to Kendal because the majority of of its houses are made from locally sourced greyish limestone, the town was in times past part of Westmorland but is these days the third biggest town in Cumbria. Kendal nowadays has a resident population of around 28,000, although remember substantial quantities of travellers head to the area most significantly through the summertime. Kendal as a settlement has been called a few names through the centuries, in the Domesday Book it was labelled as Cherchbi, some other names include Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

As well as the tourism industry, Kendal is probably best known for its production of the sweet, Kendal Mint Cake, thought to have been stumbled upon by chance & later on supplied for an energy food to Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure. From the 14th C wool was essential for Kendal and additional significant industries whereby its citizens have eked out a living are shoes, the manufacture of tobacco snuff and pipe tobacco.

The Historical Past of Kendal: The initial settlers of the Kendal area were a tribe called the Brigantes, though the first structure of any importance was put up by the invading Romans at nearby Watercrook in the shape of a fortress in AD90, the Romans in due course left in around the fourth century.

The Celts (the Combrogi tribe) held sway as soon as the Romans departed, and at the time of the Norman conquest the Anglo-Saxons were in charge. The appearance of the conquering Normans triggered the erection, during the 12th century, of a stone castle (now known as Kendal Castle) upon Castle Hill. Probably most widely known as the home of the Parr family, Kendal Castle has commonly been stated to be the place of the birth of Henry the Eighth's 6th spouse, Catherine Parr (1512-1548), however as the castle was past repairing at the moment she was born, this appears to be improbable.

Richard I issued a Market Charter to Kendal in 1189 as a way to raise funds for the Crusades, the charter for this important Saturday market still remains even today.



Kendal is to the south of Penrith & Carlisle within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, in England, United Kingdom, the town can be got to by using the A684, A6 & A65, it may also be got to by railway using the FirstTranspennine Express.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Sawmill Lane, Heron Hill, Oakwood, Burneside Road, Echo Barn Hill, Anchorite Road, Newbiggin, Wilson Street, Park Street, Moss Ghyll, Hawesmead Avenue, Belmont, Paddy Lane, Yeats Close, Empsom Road, Highgate, Hazelwood, Kentwood Road, Hartside Road, Parr Street, White Moss Court, Helmside Gardens, Aikrigg Avenue, Greenside, Longpool, Bleaswood Road, Natland Road, Aysgarth Close, Blea Tarn Close, Hayfell Avenue, Vine Road, Parkside Crescent, Scafell Drive, Burland Grove, Derwent Drive, Singleton Park Road, Pembroke Court, Station Road, Helme Close, Anchorite Fields, Library Road, Kent Park Avenue, Gandy Street, Firbank, Wordsworth Drive, Scroggs Lane, Stonecross Road, Cross Street, Queens Road, Sawmill Close, Cliff Brow.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is an excellent mews style home on the edge of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it's only 10 minutes saunter away from the middle of Kendal and additionally benefits from perfect access to the nearby hills.

This holiday home will provide excellent facilities for couples or small families, the open style accommodation delivering a calm mood, fantastic for stress-free evenings by the fireplace.

Thought to have once played host to Grand National champion Red Rum, this once upon a time horses stable, turned into holiday residence is a champ in a different respect.

Facilities in this property comprise, sitting room with exposed beams, one double bedroom & 1 twin bedroom, equipped kitchen area with dining area for 6 diners, exclusive parking space for one car and small terrace area with outdoor furniture.

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