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Review of Kendal: On the banks of the River Kent in the county of Cumbria, Kendal is a vital spot for the tourism industry predominantly due to its proximity to the Lakes in addition to its own long historical past. The history of the Kendal area travels back to largely undocumented times, a Roman fortification was erected in close proximity in AD90, a Norman fort was re-built during the 12th century & the town was noted in the 1086 Domesday Book.

The nickname of "Auld Grey Town" was assigned to Kendal for the reason that a large percentage of of its buildings are built from locally sourced greyish limestone, the town was historically a part of Westmorland but is currently the 3rd largest built-up area in Cumbria. Not a big town having roughly 28,586 citizens, Kendal does in addition pull in numerous extra folks in the form of tourists who go to this popular area. Kendal as a settlement has been called a variety of names over the centuries, in the Domesday Book it was named Cherchbi, various other titles were Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

Though Kendal is famous as a tourism hotspot, the town has additionally long been widely recognized for its Kendal Mint Cake a confectionery, later marketed as a high energy food, that's long been popular with mountain climbers and explorers. Kendal has additionally been an essential market town, & additional trades by which its citizens have survived include the manufacture of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff, shoes and the wool business.

Kendal Story: From the first to the 4th centuries AD, the Romans held sway over the Kendal district, replacing the local Brigantes tribe, they raised a fort in roughly 90 AD, in the end developing trade with the previously displaced Brigantes to keep the fortification in supplies.

After the Roman invaders left, the area was controlled by Celts (the Combrogi tribe) and then by the Anglo-Saxons, this was the situation till the Norman conquest after which a stone castle was built on Castle Hill in the 12th C, there still exist what remains of what we now call Kendal Castle. Imagined by some historians to be the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-1548), the 6th wife of Henry VIII , Kendal Castle was most certainly the home of the Parr family at around this time, although thought to be past repairing by the time she was born.

Richard I issued a Market Charter to the town in 1189 to help collect funds for the Crusades, the charter for the vital Market on Saturdays still holds good today.



Kendal is located to the south of Penrith and Carlisle in the South Lakeland District the county of Cumbria, England, UK, it is gotten to via the A6, A65 and A684, it can also be reached by train by means of the FirstTranspennine Express.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Gilthwaiterigg Lane, Lynngarth Drive, Underbarrow Road, Crag View, Sandylands Road, Woodgate, Spital Park, Hayclose Road, Back Lane, Esthwaite Green, Park Side Road, Dalton Road, Helmside Road, Shap Road, Castle Oval, Bowland Drive, Peat Bank, Beech Close, Blencathra Gardens, Silverdale Drive, Bramble Close, Barn Holme, Paddy Lane, Newbiggin, Bridge Street, Cliff Terrace, Lowther Park, Green Hill, Low Fellside, Helme Chase Gardens, High Ridge, Overdale Close, High Mead, Union Street, Kentdale Road, Howe Bank Close, New Road, Greenwood, Killington Drive, Brigsteer Road, Stonecross Road, Carrock Close, Ullswater Road, Castle Circle, Gulfs Road, Castle Close, Queens Road, Lound Place, Castle Street, Romney Avenue, Buttermere Drive.

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

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

Discovered only ten minutes meander from the middle of Kendal town, the superb mews style Old Woodyard is a superb holiday retreat that's within easy reach of the adjoining fells & superb walking environments.

The property offers extremely good facilities for couples or small families, the open style accommodation giving a serene mood, ideal for comforting evenings in front of the fireplace.

Previously a stable this now first class holiday property is reckoned to have at one time housed the noted racehorse Red Rum a three time Grand National champ.

The Old Woodyard has one double bedroom and one twin, lounge with exposed beams, equipped kitchen, eating area with table and chairs for up to 6 people, inner hallway leading to modest patio area with outdoor furniture, private parking for one car.

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