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Review of Kendal: Popular with large numbers of tourists all year round, the popular town of Kendal, lies on the River Kent, on the fringe of the Lakes National Park in The county of Cumbria. Already important enough to be recognized in the Domesday Book, finished in 1086, The town of Kendal has a story which extends back into the mists of time, an early Roman fort (AD90), and later built Norman fort pay testament to this.

Historically a part of Westmorland, the town of Kendal is primarily built in the local gray limestone gaining it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town", it is actually the third largest built-up area in Cumbria. Kendal today has a resident population of about 28,500, although remember appreciable quantities of tourists head to the area most significantly through the summertime. Kendal as a settlement has been called several names over the generations, in the Domesday Book it was called Cherchbi, additional names were Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

Although Kendal is well regarded as a traveller destination, the area has in addition long been widely recognized for Kendal Mint Cake a confectionery, later on sold as an energy foodstuff, that has long been favoured by explorers & climbers. Kendal has additionally been a noteworthy market town, & various businesses whereby its folk have earned a living include the manufacturing of tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco, shoes & wool.

Kendal Historical Past: The early settlers of the Kendal district were a people known as the Brigantes, however the 1st building of any size was put up by the conquering Romans at nearby Watercrook by way of a fortification in the first century AD, the Romans ultimately left in roughly the 4th century.

The Celts (the Combrogi tribe) ruled once the Roman invaders departed, and by the time of the Norman conquest the Anglo-Saxons were in control. The presence of the conquering Normans saw the construction, in the 12th century, of a strong stone castle (that we now know as Kendal Castle) on Castle Hill. Suspected by some historians as being the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-1548), the 6th spouse of Henry the 8th , Kendal Castle was unquestionably the residence of the Parr family at approximately this point, nonetheless supposed to be in serious need of repair at the moment Catherine was born.

Richard I issued a Market Charter to the town in 1189 in order to raise revenue for his Crusades, the charter for this essential Saturday market still remains these days.



The town of Kendal is to the south of Penrith and Carlisle in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, in England, UK, it is accessed via the A684, A65 & A6, it may additionally be gotten to by railway using the FirstTranspennine Express.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: South View Lane, Hayclose Crescent, Landsdown Close, Thornleigh Road, Scar View Road, Silverdale Drive, Undercliff Road, Wasdale Close, Vine Road, Kentdale Road, Oak Tree Road, Parkside Road, Finley Close, Larch Grove, Langdale Crescent, Romney Road, Greengate, Sandes Avenue, Brigsteer Road, Well Ings, Pembroke Court, Castle Dale, Westwood Avenue, Collinfield, Howe Gardens, Scafell Drive, Windermere Road, Mint Close, Castle Drive, Lound Place, Earle Court, Cross Lane, Aldercroft, East View, Michaelson Road, Heron Hill, Sparrowmire Lane, Bellingham Road, Silver Howe Close, High Ridge, Bramble Close, Cliff Terrace, Maude Street, Blackhall Road, Library Road, Peppercorn Lane, Capper Close, Thorny Hills, Heath Close, Mealbank Road, Rinkfield.

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

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

Based merely 10 minutes saunter from Kendal town centre, an outstanding mews style Old Woodyard delivers a terrific holiday haven which is within easy reach of the adjoining fells & superb trekking locations.

The property delivers excellent facilities for small families or couples, the open style accommodation providing a calm atmosphere, excellent for laid back evenings by the fireplace.

Formerly part of a stable this now first class holiday cottage is reckoned to have at one time housed the celebrated race horse Red Rum a three times Grand National champ.

This super property offers 1 twin bedroom and 1 double bedroom, sitting room with exposed wooden beams, equipped kitchen area, eating area with table and chairs for up to 6 diners, inner hall leading onto smallish patio area with patio furniture, private parking space for 1 car.

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