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Review of Kendal: A well known town on the fringes of Lakeland in Cumbria, Kendal sits on the banks of the River Kent and is a major area for the tourism industry, drawing numerous travellers each year. Even then significant enough to be declared in the Domesday Book of 1086, Kendal has a story which goes back into the mists of time, an early Roman fortress (AD90), and later Norman fortress pay testament to this.

In times past a part of Westmorland, Kendal is largely made of the local gray limestone giving it the nickname "Auld Grey Town", it's the third most significant town in the county of Cumbria. With a local populace of roughly 28,500, Kendal is only a modest town, though this populace swells to some degree by visiting sightseers who cherish this region. Kendal as a settlement has been called a few names over the centuries, in the Domesday Book it was recorded as Cherchbi, alternative titles include Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland.

Although Kendal is known as a traveller hot spot, the town has additionally long been famous for Kendal Mint Cake a sweet, subsequently sold as an energy food supplement, that has long been used often by mountaineers and explorers. Other industries whereby the locals of Kendal have survived through the ages include the wool industry, shoe making, pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff, it has furthermore been an important market town.

Kendal Historical Past: The earliest settlers of the Kendal region were a local tribe the Brigantes, even though the first structure of any significance was raised by the invading Romans at nearby Watercrook in the shape of a fortification in AD90, the Romans departed in around the fourth century.

Considerably later a new fort or castle was built in Motte and Bailey style, nevertheless that was superceded by a strong stone castle soon after the Norman invasion, dating from roughly the 12th c which we now know as Kendal Castle, remains still to be found on Castle Hill. Maybe best known as the residence of the Parr family, Kendal Castle has frequently been reported to be the birthplace of Henry VIII's 6th spouse, Catherine Parr (1512-1548), but as it was beyond repair by the time she arrived in this world, that seems to be not likely.

Kendal was awarded its Market Charter in 1189, and this market has always been crucial for the region ever since those far off days, this charter actually is still in place these days and it gives Kendal the right to hold a market on Saturdays.



Painless to get to by driving (A6, A684 or A65) or train (FirstTranspennine Express), Kendal is positioned in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, to the south of Penrith and Carlisle.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Riverdale Court, Shap Road, Kirkland, Anchorite Fields, Castle Dale, Singleton Park Road, Burton Road, Parr Street, Littledale, Queens Road, Swallow Close, Blencathra Gardens, Cumberland Drive, Well Ings, Briarwood, Beezon Fields, Park Avenue, Park Side Road, Garden Road, Landsdown Close, Earle Court, Kirkstone Close, Silver Howe Close, Echo Barn Hill, Blackthorn Close, Wattsfield Road, Silverdale Drive, Esthwaite Avenue, Castle Close, Green Hill, Windermere Road, Sandes Avenue, Kirkbarrow, Belmont, Long Close, Burland Grove, Derwent Drive, Blackhall Road, Parkside Crescent, Dowkers Lane, Ullswater Road, Paddy Lane, Meadow Road, Kilner Close, Alderwood, Horncop Lane, Murley Moss, Hayclose Road, Howard Street, Overdale Close, Cliff Brow.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a good quality mews style holiday property at the edge of the Auld Grey town of Kendal, it is only ten minutes stroll from the middle of Kendal and also gives you easy access to the surrounding hills.

The property gives you first-rate facilities for small families or twosomes, the open plan accommodation providing a tranquil aura, ideal for laid back evenings by the fireplace.

Formerly a stable this top notch property is reputed to have at one time stabled the acclaimed race horse Red Rum a multi Grand National victor.

This fine property provides a cozy lounge with fireplace, 2 bedrooms (a double and a twin), bathroom with shower, smallish patio area with patio furniture, fully equipped kitchen area and dining area (seating for 6), exclusive parking space for one automobile.

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This review should be helpful for encircling villages, towns and hamlets which include: Watercrook, Milnthorpe, Killington, Crooklands, Crosthwaite, Endmoor, Stainton, Bowness-on-Windermere, Old Hutton, Sedbergh, Cartmel Fell, Selside, Gatebeck, New Hutton, Natland, Crook, Windermere, Burneside, Morecambe, Underbarrow, Levens, Staveley, Grange Over Sands, Helsington , Oxenholme, Meal Bank, Helsington Laithes, Troutbeck Bridge, Grayrigg.