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Review of Kendal: An important area for the tourism industry standing on either side of the River Kent on the edge of the Lake District National Park, the popular Cumbrian town of Kendal draws in numerous travellers both summer and winter. The history of Kendal stretches back to largely unrecorded eras, a Roman fortification was built near by in AD90, a Norman castle was re-built in the 12th century & the settlement was recognized in the Domesday Book, completed in 1086.

The third biggest town in Cumbria, though in the past a part of Westmorland, the buildings of Kendal are typically constructed in gray limestone, giving it the nickname "Auld Grey Town". Kendal today has got a resident populace of approximately 28,586, though of course appreciable numbers of travellers flock to the area especially during the summer months. Several titles were given to Kendal across the ages such as Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

A product for which Kendal has come to be famed for years is Kendal Mint Cake, much used by explorers & mountaineers as an energy food supplement, & suspected to have been discovered by mistake, three companies still manufacture the Mint Cake at present. Since the 14th C the wool business was really important for the town & other significant trades whereby its locals have earned a living feature shoes, the manufacturing of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff.

The Heritage of Kendal: The earliest building of any importance in the Kendal region was put in place by the conquering Romans at Watercrook in about the first century AD, by way of a fort. Tussles between the Romans and a local tribe called the Brigantes, ended after they started to trade, until approximately the 4th c, once the Romans left.

Once the Romans departed, the area was controlled by Celts (the Combrogi people) and later on by the Anglo-Saxons, this went on up until the Norman invasion after which a castle of stone was built upon Castle Hill in the twelfth century, there still exist the ruins of what we now call Kendal Castle. Possibly best known for being the family home of the Parr family, Kendal Castle is often believed to be the birthplace of Henry the 8th's sixth spouse, Catherine Parr (1512-1548), however since the castle was in serious need of repair around the time she was born, that seems to be not very likely.

The town was accorded its Market Charter in 1189, and this market has always been important for the town ever since those ancient years, this charter in fact still holds these days and it grants Kendal the legal right to have a market on Saturdays.

Straightforward to get to by car (A6, A65 or A684) or train (the FirstTranspennine Express), Kendal is in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, in England, UK, south of Carlisle & Penrith.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Helme Chase Gardens, High Garth, Dalton Drive, Helsington Road, Dowkers Lane, Caroline Street, Bridge Lane, Greenside, Lound Street, Back Lane, Maple Drive, Union Street, Vicars Hill, Lumley Road, Blencathra Gardens, Castle Dale, Low Mead, Lower Castle Park, Mint Street, Grizedale Avenue, Burton Road, Moss Ghyll, Swallow Close, Mint Close, Castle Street, Broad Ing Crescent, Rowan Tree Crescent, Rydal Mount, Murley Moss Lane, Calder Drive, Littledale, Parkside Road, Station Road, Oak Tree Road, Fowl Ing Lane, Fell View Trading Park, Scar View Road, Castle Green Road, Acre Moss Lane, High Tenterfell, Sedbergh Road, Middle Lane, Town View, Thirlmere Road, Hawesmead Drive, Parr Street, Michaelson Road, Kent Place, Howe Gardens, Ruskin Close, Park Avenue.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is an excellent mews style cottage at the edge of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it's ten minutes meander from the middle of Kendal and in addition benefits from easy accessibility to the surrounding fells.

The Old Woodyard provides exceptional facilities for small families or twosomes, the open plan design producing a peaceful ambiance, just right for laid back evenings gathered around the fireplace.

Supposed to have previously stabled Grand National champ Red Rum, this once upon a time horses stable, turned holiday cottage is a winner in its own right.

The property has got 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, lounge area displaying exposed beams, fully equipped cooking area, dining area with table and chairs for up to 6 people, inner hall leading onto small terrace area with terrace furniture, private parking spot for one car.

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