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Review of Kendal: A historic town upon the edge of Lakeland in Cumbria, Kendal rests on the River Kent and it is an important area for the tourism industry, attracting a lot of visitors throughout every season. An early Roman fortress & 12th century Norman castle present proof of the Kendal area's early heritage as it stretches back to unrecorded eras, the mention of it in the 1086 Domesday Book demonstrates its importance even during those long departed eras.

The third largest settlement in Cumbria, although in the past a part of Westmorland, Kendal's buildings are principally built in gray limestone, earning it the nickname "Auld Grey Town". With its resident populace of approximately 28,586, Kendal is a modest town, while this population is swelled to some degree by visiting travellers who appreciate this place. Labelled as Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland are amongst the names bestowed on Kendal through the generations.

Although Kendal is well recognized as a tourism hot spot, the area has in addition long been famed for Kendal Mint Cake a sweet, subsequently sold as an energy food, that has been used often by climbers & explorers. Kendal has additionally been an important market town, and other types of industries by which its citizens have survived include the production of tobacco snuff and pipe tobacco, shoe making & the wool trade.

Kendal Story: The first structure that had magnitude in the Kendal area was raised by the Romans at Watercrook in about 90 AD, by way of a fortification. Conflicts between the Romans and a tribe known as the Brigantes, halted when they started to trade, until approximately the fourth century, once the Romans departed.

Once the Roman invaders departed, the area was ruled over by Celts (the Combrogi people) and later by the Anglo-Saxons, this continued up to the Norman invasion when a substantial stone castle was built upon Castle Hill in the twelfth century, you can still see what remains of which we now refer to as Kendal Castle. Kendal Castle is possibly best known as the home of the Parr family, in fact some feel that Catherine Parr (1512-48), Henry the Eighth's sixth wife was given birth to in the castle, though this is not likely considering the castle was actually in serious need of repair about the time she was born.

The town's right to run a Market on Saturdays dates back as far as 1189 at which time it was accorded its Market Charter (the charge for this helped to fund the Crusades of Richard I), the charter remains even now and the market has been extremely crucial for the area across the years.

Simple to get to by road (A6, A65 & A684) or train (the FirstTranspennine Express), the town of Kendal is located in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, south of Carlisle & Penrith.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Hayfell Avenue, Bleaswood Road, The Tram, Peat Bank, High Tenterfell, Kent Place, Earle Court, Undercliff Road, Greengate, Yealand Drive, Castle Street, Mint Close, Rosemede Avenue, Queen Street, Sunnyside, Crescent Green, Low Fellside, Paddy Lane, Bellingham Road, Firbank, Lound Square, Helme Chase Gardens, Romney Avenue, Mint Bridge Road, Drysalters Yard, St Georges Walk, Greengate Lane, Canal Head North, Carrock Close, Station Road, Fairfield Lane, Fulmar Drive, Helmside Road, Hill Place, Long Close, Garden Mews, Whinlatter Drive, Park Street, Greenwood, Echo Barn Hill, Longlands View, Whinfell Drive, Howe Gardens, Belmont, Wasdale Close, River Bank Road, Scafell Drive, Archers Meadow, Esthwaite Green, Stonecross Gardens, Oakwood.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is an excellent mews style home at the edge of the Auld Grey town of Kendal, it is ten minutes walking distance from Kendal town centre and additionally enjoys perfect access to the bordering fells.

The property offers outstanding facilities for small families or couples, the open style living accommodation giving a restful mood, ideal for comforting evenings by the fireplace.

This fine holiday cottage which was in the past a horse stable & is reported to have previously stabled the favorite Grand National victor Red Rum is today a victor in a different respect.

The property has a twin and 1 double bedroom, lounge area displaying exposed wooden beams, fully equipped cooking area, eating area with table and seating for up to 6 people, inner hallway leading onto smallish terrace area with terrace furniture, parking space for 1 vehicle.

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