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Review of Kendal: An important area for the tourism industry sitting on the banks of the River Kent near the fringe of the Lake District Park, the old Cumbrian town of Kendal appeals to large numbers of tourists throughout every season. Even then vital enough to be referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086, The Kendal area has a story which extends back into the mists of time, an early Roman fort (AD90), & later built Norman fortress pay testament to this.

The third most significant town in the county of Cumbria, although in the past part of Westmorland, the buildings of Kendal are mostly constructed in gray limestone, earning it the nickname "Auld Grey Town". With a local population of about 28,586, Kendal is just a moderate sized town, though the population grows considerably by visiting sightseers who really enjoy this spot. Kendal as a settlement has had quite a few names over the generations, in the Domesday Book it was named Cherchbi, alternative names were Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

Other than the tourism industry, Kendal is maybe most recognized for the manufacture of the confectionery, Kendal Mint Cake, thought to have been made by mistake and later provided for an energy foodstuff to Ernest Shackleton on his Antarctic Expedition. Different trades whereby the locals of Kendal have made a living throughout the centuries include wool, shoe making, tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco, it has also been a vital market town.

The Story of Kendal: From the 1st to the 4th centuries AD, the invading Romans held sway over the Kendal district, displacing the Brigantes tribe, they raised a fortification in around the first century AD, in the end doing trade with the displaced Brigantes to keep the fortification in supplies.

Considerably later on a new fort or castle was constructed in Motte and Bailey style, although it was superceded by a castle of stone following the Norman invasion, dating from about the 12th c now known as Kendal Castle, parts still to be viewed on Castle Hill. Kendal Castle is possibly most famous as the family home of the Parr family, indeed many people think that Catherine Parr (1512-1548), Henry VIII's 6th wife was given birth to there, however that is not very likely considering the castle was reckoned to have been past repairing by the time she was born.

The town was accorded a Market Charter in 1189, and this market always has been vital for the region ever since those long past days, the charter actually is still in place to this day and it grants the town the authority to host a market on Saturdays.

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

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Barn Holme, Maude Street, Kent Street, Capper Close, Boundary Bank Lane, Greengate Lane, Bowland Drive, Lound Place, Pine Close, Applerigg, Eastgate, Cedar Grove, Milnthorpe Road, Sepulchre Lane, Willow Drive, Broad Ing Crescent, Stonecross Green, Edgecombe Court, Natland Mill Beck Lane, Low Mead, Stonecross Gardens, Collin Close, Calder Drive, Charles Street, Blea Tarn Road, Lound Road, Anchorite Road, Union Street, Esthwaite Green, Garth Brow, Castle Oval, Mintsfeet Road, Gilthwaiterigg Lane, Haliburton Road, Hayfell Avenue, Heath Close, River Bank Road, Brockbeck, Underley Avenue, Loughrigg Avenue, Fell Close, Yealand Drive, Firbank, The Tram, Sandgate, Vicars Hill, Anchorite Fields, Romney Avenue, Kilner Close, Birchwood Close, Oxenholme Road.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a top notch mews style holiday home on the fringes of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it is merely 10 mins walk from Kendal town centre and in addition enjoys handy access to the nearby fells.

Superb for small families or twosomes, the property has very good facilities with open plan layout good for comforting evenings in a peaceable ambiance.

This high quality residence which was previously a stable & is reckoned to have once played host to the acclaimed Grand National winner Red Rum is now a champ for different reasons.

The Old Woodyard provides 1 double bedroom and 1 twin, lounge displaying exposed wooden beams, fully equipped kitchen area, dining area with table and chairs for six diners, inner hall leading to smallish patio area with terrace furniture, exclusive parking spot for one vehicle.

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