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Review of Kendal: An important region for the tourism industry positioned next to the River Kent near to the fringe of the Lakes, the historical Cumbrian town of Kendal draws numerous travellers every year. The history of Kendal stretches back to a undocumented era, a Roman fort was erected near by in AD90, a Norman fort was re-built during the 12th century & the settlement was mentioned in the Domesday Book, finished in 1086.

The 3rd biggest settlement in the county of Cumbria, though in times past a part of Westmorland, the buildings of Kendal are mostly built of gray limestone, giving it the nickname "Auld Grey Town". In no way a large town having around 28,000 inhabitants, Kendal does of course pull in lots of extra people in the shape of tourists who go to this well known area. Labelled Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkby in Kendal, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland are among the names bestowed on Kendal through the eras.

A product for which Kendal has been widley known for a long time is Kendal Mint Cake, much used by mountain climbers and explorers as an energy food, and thought to have been made inadvertently, 3 companies still make the Mint Cake at present. From around the 14th C the wool business was immensely important for Kendal and other types of significant businesses by which its inhabitants have earned a crust included shoes, the manufacture of pipe tobacco & tobacco snuff.

Kendal Story: The earliest building that had significance in the Kendal area was put in place by the conquering Romans at Watercrook in about the first century AD, by way of a fortress. Rivalry involving the Romans and a local tribe referred to as the Brigantes, halted once they began to trade, until around the fourth century, when the Romans abandoned the area.

The Celts (the Combrogi tribe) ruled as soon as the Roman invaders left, and at the time of the Norman conquest the Anglo-Saxons were living there. The appearance of the conquering Normans saw the building, in the 12th century, of a substantial stone castle (that we now know as Kendal Castle) upon Castle Hill. Imagined by some experts to be the birthplace of Catherine Parr (1512-48), the 6th wife of Henry VIII , Kendal Castle was definitely the home of the Parr family at around this moment in time, nonetheless believed to be in a poor state of repair during the time she was given birth to.

Richard I granted a Market Charter to the town in 1189 as a way to generate funds for his Crusades, the charter for this important Saturday market remains even today.



Reachable by car (A684, A6 and A65) or rail (the FirstTranspennine Express), the town of Kendal is located in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, England, UK, south of Penrith & Carlisle.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Birchwood Close, Gulfs Road, Wordsworth Drive, Natland Road, Broad Ing, Mint Dale, Kent Street, Kirkbie Green, Kirkstone Close, South Road, Wray Crescent, Hardknott Gardens, Pembroke Court, Oxenholme Road, Lound Street, Rinkfield, Vicars Fields, West Street, Anchorite Road, Queens Road, Burton Road, Aynam Place, Levens Close, Peppercorn Lane, Mintsfeet Road, Bowland Drive, Long Close, Queen Street, Brigsteer Road, High Fellside, Whinfell Drive, Hayclose Road, Stockbeck, Murley Moss, Belmont, Kentrigg Walk, Archers Meadow, Kentrigg, Hawesmead Drive, Greenwood, Scafell Drive, Peat Bank, Dalton Road, Rosemede Avenue, Undercliff Road, Stricklandgate, Cross Street, Yeats Close, Parkside Crescent, Milnthorpe Road, Library Road.

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

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

Stationed merely 10 minutes stroll from Kendal town centre, the superior mews style Old Woodyard delivers a superb holiday getaway that is in easy reach of the adjoining fells and superb trekking terrain.

Terrific for couples or small families, the Old Woodyard offers high-quality facilities with open style accommodation nice for laid back evenings enjoying a peaceable aura.

This superior home which was formerly a stable and is understood to have previously stabled the renowned Grand National winner Red Rum is today a champion in its own right.

Facilities in the Old Woodyard comprise, sitting room with exposed wooden beams, one double bedroom and one twin, equipped cooking area with eating area for 6 diners, parking space for one car and small terrace area with outdoor furniture.

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These details should be appropriate for adjoining villages and areas which can include: Cartmel Fell, Crooklands, Crook, Helsington Laithes, Sedbergh, Staveley, New Hutton, Helsington , Morecambe, Old Hutton, Watercrook, Killington, Milnthorpe, Stainton, Endmoor, Underbarrow, Crosthwaite, Gatebeck, Bowness-on-Windermere, Meal Bank, Grange Over Sands, Levens, Natland, Burneside, Oxenholme, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Selside, Grayrigg.