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Review of Kendal: Sitting on the River Kent in Cumbria, Kendal is an important region for the tourism industry because of its closeness to the Lakes National Park as well as its own lengthy historical past. Even then significant enough to be recognized in the Domesday Book, finished in 1086, The town of Kendal has a history which extends back into the mists of time, an early Roman fortress (AD90), and later Norman castle pay testament to this.

In times past a part of Westmorland, the town of Kendal is primarily built of locally sourced gray limestone giving it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town", it is the third largest settlement in Cumbria. With its resident population of approximately 28,500, Kendal is only a modest sized town, however the populace is swelled to some extent by visiting sightseers who love this spot. Different names were bestowed on Kendal over the centuries for instance Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkby in Kendal, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

A product that Kendal has been known for years is Kendal Mint Cake, widely used by mountain climbers and explorers as an energy foodstuff, & reputed to have been discovered unintentionally, 3 companies still manufacture the Mint Cake nowadays. From around the 14th C the wool industry was very important for the town and alternative noteworthy trades whereby its locals have earned a living are shoes, the manufacture of pipe tobacco & tobacco snuff.

The Story of Kendal: The first settlers of the Kendal district were a people called the Brigantes, though the first construction of any importance was put in place by the Romans at nearby Watercrook by way of a fortification in AD90, the Romans in due course left in approximately the fourth century.

Once the Romans departed, the region was ruled over by Celts (the Combrogi tribe) and later still by the Anglo-Saxons, this lasted up until the Norman invasion at which time a strong stone castle was constructed on Castle Hill in the 12th century, you can still visit the remnants of what we now call Kendal Castle. Kendal Castle is maybe most recognized as the residence of the Parr family, actually some suppose that Catherine Parr (1512-1548), Henry the 8th's sixth spouse arrived in this world there, however it's not very likely since the castle was imagined to have been past repairing during the time she was born.

Kendal's legal right to run a Market on Saturdays goes back as far as 1189 at which time it was given its Market Charter (the associated fee for this helped to fund the Crusades of Richard the First), the charter still holds good these days and the market has proved very significant for the town through the ages.

Kendal is located in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, England, United Kingdom, south of Penrith and Carlisle, it can be gotten to by train by way of the FirstTranspennine Express and by road via the A65, A6 or A684 highways.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Carrock Close, Hill Place, Hawesmead Avenue, Romney Road, White Stiles, Low Garth, Castle Garth, Capper Close, Gallowbarrow, Thorny Hills, Park Avenue, Collin Croft, Fell Close, Kent Park Avenue, Cumberland Drive, Greenwood, Lowther Street, Stricklandgate, Collinfield, Mintsfeet Road North, Peat Lane, Murley Moss, Buttermere Drive, Earle Court, Parkside Crescent, Boundary Bank Lane, Heron Close, Dockray Hall Road, Wattsfield Avenue, Helme Close, Helsington Road, Fernwood Drive, Middle Lane, Vicars Hill, Burland Grove, Underley Hill, Kent Place, Kentmere Brow, Howe Gardens, Michaelson Road, Hayfell Rise, Mint Dale, Lound Road, Honister Drive, Sandes Avenue, Valley Drive, Gilthwaiterigg Lane, Stainbank Road, Helme Chase Gardens, Ashleigh Road, Kirkbie Green.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a fabulous mews style property on the fringes of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it is merely 10 mins meander from the heart of Kendal and additionally benefits from quick access to the bordering hills.

This holiday property delivers very good facilities for couples or small families, the open style layout providing a restful atmosphere, perfect for relaxing evenings in front of the fireplace.

Previously a stable this now first class home is believed to have once housed the famous racehorse Red Rum a multi Grand National victor.

The Old Woodyard offers a double and a twin bedroom, lounge displaying exposed beams, fully equipped kitchen, dining area with table and chairs for 6 people, inner hallway leading to modest patio area with terrace furniture, private parking for one car.

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