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Review of Kendal: An age-old town upon the edge of the Lake District National Park in the county of Cumbria, Kendal sits on the banks of the River Kent and it is a major spot for tourists, luring considerable numbers of travellers both winter and summer. An early Roman fortress and 12th C Norman fortress pay testament to the town of Kendal's early heritage as it goes back into the mists of time, its reference in the 1086 Domesday Book illustrates its value throughout those long past times.

The nickname of "Auld Grey Town" was given to Kendal due to the fact that a large amount of of the properties are made from locally sourced gray limestone, the town was in the past part of Westmorland but is these days the third most significant settlement in the county of Cumbria. With a resident population of around 28,500, Kendal is a moderate sized town, however the populace swells considerably by visiting sightseers who love this location. Referred to as Cherchbi in the Domesday Book, Kirkbie Kendal, Kirkby in Kendal and Kirkbie Strickland are among the names given to Kendal through the eras.

Besides tourism, Kendal is best known for its manufacture of the confectionery, Kendal Mint Cake, supposed to have been discovered by chance and eventually supplied for an high energy food to Ernest Shackleton on his Trans-Antarctic Adventure. Other industries whereby the inhabitants of the town have earned a crust through the eras included the wool business, shoes, pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff, it has furthermore been a major market town.

Kendal History: From the 1st up to 4th centuries AD, the Romans held power of the Kendal district, displacing the Brigantes people, they raised a fortress in approximately the first century AD, later on doing trade with the previously displaced Brigantes in order to keep the fort in supplies.

Much later a new castle or fort was constructed in the Motte and Bailey pattern, nonetheless that was replaced by a stone castle after the Norman conquest, in roughly the 12th century which we now know as Kendal Castle, parts still to be seen on Castle Hill. Maybe most widely known for being the family home of the Parr family, Kendal Castle has frequently been believed to be the birthplace of Henry VIII's 6th wife, Catherine Parr (1512-1548), but because it was past repairing around the time she was given birth to, that would seem to be not likely.

Kendal was awarded a Market Charter in 1189, and this market has always been important for the town ever since those long gone times, that charter in actual fact still remains these days and it affords the town the legal right to maintain a market on Saturdays.



The town of Kendal is to the south of Carlisle & Penrith within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, in England, United Kingdom, the town can be reached by way of the A65, A6 & A684, it can furthermore be gotten to by train by means of the FirstTranspennine Express.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Milnthorpe Road, Castle Green Close, Finley Drive, Lound Place, Bridge Lane, Crummock Drive, Sedgwick Court, Yealand Drive, Mintsfeet Road South, Aldercroft, Blackhall Road, Teal Beck, Edgecombe Court, Dale Avenue, South Road, Serpentine Road, Rowan Tree Crescent, Lumley Road, Mealbank Road, Eller Raise, Dalton Road, Sawmill Lane, Vine Road, Gandy Street, Shap Road, Helme Drive, Stonecross Gardens, Castle Crescent, Beezon Road, Middle Lane, Romney Gardens, Levens Close, Mint Close, Firbank, Swallow Close, Nether Street, Castle Garth, Calder Drive, Lynngarth Drive, Fairfield Lane, Murley Moss, Haliburton Road, Ash Meadow, Castle Dale, Cross Lane, Fell View Trading Park, Romney Road, Dunmail Drive, Highgate, Hardknott Gardens, Castle Green Road.

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

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Kendal Cottages/Accommodation Near Kendal

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

The Old Woodyard is an excellent mews style cottage on the perimeter of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it's ten minutes walk away from Kendal town centre and additionally benefits from quick access to the adjoining fells.

Great for twosomes or small families, this holiday home delivers outstanding facilities with open plan design nice for comforting evenings in a serene mood.

Formerly part of a horse stable this high grade holiday cottage is thought to have once housed the racehorse Red Rum 3 times a Grand National champ.

This superb property includes a comfy lounge with fireplace, 2 bedrooms (a twin and a double), full bathroom, smallish terrace area with patio furniture, equipped kitchen and eating area (seating for six), private parking space for 1 automobile.

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