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Review of Kendal: Bringing in considerable numbers of travellers all through the year, the historic town of Kendal, stands on the River Kent, at the fringe of the Lakes National Park in The county of Cumbria. Even then significant enough to be declared in the 1086 Domesday Book, The Kendal area has a history which extends back into the mists of time, an early Roman fortress (AD90), and later Norman castle show evidence of this.

The third largest settlement in Cumbria, although in times past a part of Westmorland, the buildings of Kendal are pretty much made of grey limestone, earning it the nickname "Auld Grey Town". Certainly not a big town having approximately 29,000 occupants, Kendal does of course lure countless extra people in the form of tourists who head to this favourite spot. Identified as Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland are among the names bestowed on Kendal throughout the generations.

In addition to tourism, Kendal is possibly most recognized for its manufacturing of the confectionery, Kendal Mint Cake, said to have been stumbled upon accidentally & subsequently supplied for an energy foodstuff to Ernest Shackleton on his Trans-Antarctic Adventure. Kendal has in addition been a noteworthy market town, and other types of trades whereby its people have eked out a living feature the production of pipe tobacco & tobacco snuff, shoes & wool.

Kendal Historical Past: The earliest construction of any importance in the Kendal area was erected by the Romans at Watercrook in roughly the first century AD, by way of a fort. Disputes involving the Romans and a tribe named the Brigantes, terminated once they begun to trade with each other, until approximately the 4th century, when the Romans abandoned the area.

Once the Romans departed, the region was ruled over by Celts (the Combrogi people) and later by the Anglo-Saxons, this went on up until the Norman invasion when a substantial stone castle was erected upon Castle Hill in the 12th C, there still exist the remainder of what we now refer to as Kendal Castle. Considered by some experts to be the birthplace of Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII , Kendal Castle was most definitely the family home of the Parr family at around this moment in time, but supposed to be in a poor state of repair about the time Catherine arrived in this world.

Richard I granted a Market Charter to Kendal in 1189 in order to collect funds for his Crusades, the charter for the vital Saturday market remains even today.



The town of Kendal is positioned to the south of Carlisle & Penrith within the South Lakeland District the county of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, it is accessed by means of the A6, A65 and A684, it may additionally be accessed by train via the FirstTranspennine Express.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Swallow Close, Esthwaite Avenue, Thorny Hills, Greengate Lane, Queen Street, Crescent Green, Copperfield Lane, Ullswater Road, Park Avenue, Rydal Mount, Park Street, Burton Road, Horncop Lane, Blackhall Road, High Ridge, Kirkbarrow, Mintsfeet Road, Dale Avenue, Busher Walk, Greenside, Murley Moss, Long Close, Silverdale Drive, Scar View Road, Greengate, Sunnyside, Beast Banks, Station Road, Bolefoot, Maude Street, Middle Lane, Romney Avenue, Bank Street, Acre Moss Lane, Heron Close, Eastgate, Hill Place, Fowl Ing Lane, Romney Gardens, Linnet Grove, Beezon Road, Westgate, Brigsteer Road, Castle Dale, Castle Green Road, Brockbeck, Kendal Parks Road, Levens Close, Glebe Road, Windermere Road, Red Tarn Road.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a good quality mews style holiday home on the fringes of the Auld Grey town of Kendal, it is just ten minutes stroll from Kendal town centre and additionally benefits from easy accessibility to the bordering hills.

The open style layout of the property renders it great for peaceable, comforting evenings in front of the fireplace, great for twosomes or small families.

This fine holiday property that was previously a horse stable & is reported to have once housed the renowned Grand National champ Red Rum has become a victor in a different respect.

Amenities in this superb property consist of, living room with exposed beams, 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, fully equipped kitchen area with eating area for six diners, exclusive parking for one vehicle and modest patio area with terrace furniture.

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This information might be utilized for neighbouring towns and villages that include: New Hutton, Endmoor, Oxenholme, Old Hutton, Underbarrow, Crook, Meal Bank, Burneside, Helsington Laithes, Levens, Watercrook, Troutbeck Bridge, Crosthwaite, Sedbergh, Natland, Grayrigg, Killington, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Grange Over Sands, Gatebeck, Cartmel Fell, Staveley, Stainton, Helsington , Bowness-on-Windermere, Selside, Windermere, Morecambe.