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Review of Kendal: A historic town situated on the fringes of the Lake District Park in the county of Cumbria, Kendal stands on the River Kent and it is a major area for the tourism industry, luring a lot of travellers all through the year. The history of the town of Kendal stretches back to largely unrecorded eras, a Roman fortress was built in close proximity in AD90, a Norman castle was re-built during the 12th century & the settlement was outlined in the 1086 Domesday Book.

Traditionally a part of Westmorland, the town of Kendal is mostly built of locally sourced grey limestone earning it the nickname "Auld Grey Town", it's the third largest town in the county of Cumbria. With a resident population of approximately 28,586, Kendal is a moderate town, although the populace increases to some degree by visiting travellers who cherish this place. Many names were bestowed on Kendal throughout the ages for example Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

A product for which Kendal has been acclaimed for years is Kendal Mint Cake, much used by explorers and mountaineers as an energy food supplement, & said to have been stumbled upon by chance, 3 companies still manufacture the Mint Cake today. Kendal has additionally been a major market town, and various industries by which its people have eked out a living included the manufacture of tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco, shoes & the production of wool.

The History of Kendal: From the first to the 4th centuries AD, the Romans held sway over the Kendal region, taking over from the local Brigantes people, they raised a fortification in approximately the first century AD, at some point setting up trade with the previously displaced Brigantes so as to keep the fortification supplied.

Once the Romans departed, the area was controlled by Celts (the Combrogi people) and later on by the Anglo-Saxons, this lasted up to the Norman invasion after which a stone castle was erected upon Castle Hill in the 12th C, you can still explore remains of what we now know as Kendal Castle. Assumed by many people as being the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-48), the 6th wife of Henry the 8th , Kendal Castle was definitely the residence of the Parr family at around this time, though believed to be beyond repair by the time Catherine arrived in this world.

The town was awarded a Market Charter in 1189, and the market has been crucial for the region since those far off years, this charter in truth is still in place today and it gives the town the legal right to host a market on Saturdays.



The town of Kendal can be found in the South Lakeland District the county of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, to the south of Penrith & Carlisle, it can be reached by train by way of the FirstTranspennine Express & by driving via the A6, A65 or A684 highways.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Garburn Road, Rosemede Avenue, Back Lane, Riverdale Court, River Bank Road, Parkside Crescent, Peat Bank, Hayfell Avenue, Garden Mews, Crag View, Kendal Green, Helmside Gardens, Blea Tarn Road, Cross Lane, Library Road, Helme Close, Tarn Close, Haliburton Road, Greengate Lane, Castle Riggs, Sawmill Close, Stockbeck, Meadow Road, Wattsfield Road, Town View, Lingmoor Rise, Collinfield, Mint Bridge Road, Birchwood Close, Busher Walk, Peppercorn Lane, Kirkbarrow, High Fellside, Fairfield Lane, Bleaswood Road, Castle Rise, Castle Green Lane, Cliff Terrace, Oakwood, Park Avenue, Whinfell Close, Vine Road, Castle Crescent, Kent Lea, Grizedale Avenue, Serpentine Road, Long Close, Chambers Close, Collin Croft, Rydal Road, Kettlewell Road.

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

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

Established only ten minutes walking distance from the heart of Kendal, the terrific mews style Old Woodyard delivers a fabulous vacation getaway that's in easy reach of the surrounding fells & terrific hiking country.

The open style living accommodation of the property makes it ideal for calm, comforting evenings gathered around the fireplace, fantastic for couples or small families.

Alleged to have once played host to Grand National champ Red Rum, this former horse stable, turned vacation property is a champ in its own right.

The property boasts a comfy lounge area with fireplace, 2 bedrooms (a twin and a double), full bathroom, smallish terrace area with terrace furniture, equipped kitchen and dining area (seating for 6), exclusive parking spot for 1 car.

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