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Review of Kendal: Located on the River Kent in the county of Cumbria, Kendal is a vital area for tourism mostly due to its proximity to the Lake District National Park along with its own lengthy historic past. Even then significant enough to be listed in the Domesday Book, finished in 1086, The Kendal area has a history which goes back to a undocumented era, an early Roman fortress (AD90), & later built Norman fort offer evidence of this.

The nickname of "Auld Grey Town" was given to Kendal because a large amount of of the properties are constructed of the local greyish limestone, the town was traditionally part of Westmorland but is currently the 3rd largest settlement in Cumbria. Certainly not a big town having about 28,500 citizens, Kendal does additionally bring in a large number of additional people in the form of sightseers who flock to this well loved area. A number of names have been bestowed on Kendal across the generations like Cherchbi (in the Domesday Book), Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

Though Kendal is accepted as a tourism hotspot, the area has additionally long been widley known for Kendal Mint Cake a sweet, later on presented as a high energy food supplement, that has been used often by mountaineers and explorers. Kendal has additionally been a major market town, and other industries whereby its people have eked out a living were the production of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff, shoes and wool.

Kendal Story: The first building of any importance in the Kendal region was put in place by the Romans at Watercrook in around AD90, in the form of a fortification. Fights between the Romans and a local tribe known as the Brigantes, concluded once they begun to trade with each other, until about the 4th century, once the Romans departed.

After the Roman invaders left, the area was ruled over by Celts (the Combrogi people) and later by the Anglo-Saxons, this continued up to the Norman conquest at which time a strong stone castle was constructed upon Castle Hill in the 12th C, there still exist the remnants of which we now call Kendal Castle. Probably most commonly acknowledged as the residence of the Parr family, Kendal Castle has sometimes been claimed to be the birthplace of Henry VIII's sixth wife, Catherine Parr (1512-1548), though as the castle was beyond repair at the moment she was given birth to, this appears to be improbable.

Kendal's right to maintain a Market on Saturdays extends back as long ago as 1189 at which time it was awarded its Market Charter (the fee for this helped fund the Crusades of Richard I), the charter is still in place to this day and the market has proved extremely vital for the area through the ages.

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

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: High Tenterfell, Gulfs Road, Ann Street, Hazelwood, Castle Green Close, Eller Raise, Brackenwood, Wordsworth Drive, Sandylands Road, Teal Beck, Longlands View, Dalton Drive, Sedgwick Court, Dalton Road, Rydal Mount, Mayfield Road, Eastgate, Underley Hill, Empsom Road, Bluebell Close, Park Avenue, Landsdown Close, Howe Bank Close, Ruskin Close, Glebe Road, Lynngarth Drive, Kentrigg Walk, Applerigg, Burneside Road, Yealand Drive, Greenside, Belmont, Milnthorpe Road, Whinlatter Drive, Pembroke Court, Copperfield Lane, Heath Close, Blea Tarn Close, Grizedale Avenue, Kent Street, Greengate, Aynam Road, Mint Dale, Serpentine Road, Helsington Road, Burland Grove, Northgate, Crag View, Queen Street, South Road, Rydal Road.

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

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

Providing a wonderful holiday bolthole on the edge of the Auld Grey town of Kendal and in the proximity of the surrounding fells, the Old Woodyard is an excellent mews style holiday property located just 10 minutes stroll from the town centre of Kendal.

Recommended for couples or small families, the Old Woodyard has very good facilities with open plan layout great for stress-free evenings relishing a tranquil ambiance.

Formerly a stable this now first class home is understood to have once played host to the racehorse Red Rum 3 times a Grand National victor.

Amenities in this property consist of, living room with exposed wooden beams, 1 double & one twin, equipped cooking area with eating area for up to 6 people, exclusive parking for 1 car and smallish terrace area with patio furniture.

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