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Review of Kendal: An important area for the tourism industry lying beside the River Kent close to the borders of the Lakes National Park, the historic Cumbrian town of Kendal lures in huge numbers visitors all year round. The story of the Kendal area stretches back to largely unrecorded times, a Roman fortress was constructed close by in AD90, a Norman castle was re-built during the twelfth century & the settlement was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

The third most significant built-up area in Cumbria, although in times past a part of Westmorland, Kendal's houses are mainly constructed in grey limestone, earning it the nickname of "Auld Grey Town". Kendal today has a resident population of around 28,586, though remember considerable numbers of travellers travel to the area especially in the summertime. Known as Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal are among the names bestowed on Kendal across the generations.

As well as tourism, Kendal is maybe most renowned for its manufacture of the sweet, Kendal Mint Cake, reputed to have been discovered by chance & later supplied for an high energy food to Ernest Shackleton on his Antarctic Expedition. Other types of trades by which the inhabitants of Kendal have survived through the centuries include the wool industry, shoe making, pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff, it has also been a vital market town.

The Historical Past of Kendal: The 1st construction that had importance in the Kendal district was put up by the conquering Romans at Watercrook in approximately 90 AD, by way of a fortification. Tussles between the Romans and a local tribe named the Brigantes, halted once they began to do trade, until about the fourth century, at which time the Romans abandoned the fortress.

Much later a new castle or fort was built in the Motte and Bailey style, nonetheless that was replaced by a strong stone castle soon after the Norman conquest, this was in around the 12th century which we now know as Kendal Castle, remnants still can be visited on Castle Hill. Kendal Castle is possibly most famous as the residence of the Parr family, also many people believe that Catherine Parr (1512-48), Henry VIII's sixth spouse arrived in this world there, although that's extremely unlikely as the castle was beyond repair by the time she was born.

Kendal was accorded its Market Charter in 1189, and the market has always been vital for the town since those distant times, that charter actually still remains even now and it allows the town the right to hold a Saturday market.



The town of Kendal is to the south of Carlisle & Penrith within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, in England, United Kingdom, it is arrived at by using the A6, A684 & A65, it could additionally be reached by rail via the FirstTranspennine Express.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Green Road, Castle Walk, Romney Gardens, Wasdale Close, Rinkfield, Castle Rise, Sandylands Road, Whitbarrow Close, Garth Bank, Oakwood, Kentrigg Walk, Acre Moss Lane, Rosemede Avenue, Low Garth, Webb View, Langdale Crescent, Longlands View, Bluebell Close, Howe Gardens, Scafell Drive, Kent Lea, Glebe Road, Blea Tarn Road, Ann Street, Stonecross Gardens, Sedbergh Road, Low Mead, Kentwood Road, Castle Close, Killington Drive, Sawmill Lane, Helme Chase Gardens, Hayfell Rise, Helmside Gardens, Grasmere Crescent, Aikrigg Avenue, Hayclose Road, Larch Grove, Finley Drive, Mintsfeet Road, Crescent Green, Aynam Place, Union Street, Bellingham Road, Buttery Well Road, Blencathra Gardens, Gallowbarrow, Yeats Close, Canal Head North, Wansfell Drive, Lound Square.

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

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

Delivering a wonderful vacation getaway on the fringes of Kendal's Auld Grey town and near the nearby hills, the Old Woodyard is a high quality mews style home located just 10 minutes meander from the town centre of Kendal.

The open plan layout of this holiday home makes it just the thing for serene, comforting evenings around the fireplace, appropriate for couples or small families.

Formerly part of a stable this excellent residence is believed to have at one time played host to the racehorse Red Rum 3 times a Grand National winner.

This superb property includes a comfy living room with fireplace, two bedrooms (a twin and a double), full bathroom, smallish patio area with patio furniture, fully equipped kitchen area and dining area (space for six), exclusive parking space for one car.

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This information will be useful for neighbouring villages, towns and hamlets most notably: Cartmel Fell, Old Hutton, Gatebeck, Crosthwaite, Crook, Grange Over Sands, Levens, Sedbergh, Staveley, Burneside, Helsington Laithes, Underbarrow, Watercrook, Crooklands, Meal Bank, Morecambe, Selside, Troutbeck Bridge, New Hutton, Killington, Natland, Windermere, Grayrigg, Stainton, Oxenholme, Endmoor, Milnthorpe, Bowness-on-Windermere, Helsington .