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Review of Kendal: Located on the River Kent in the county of Cumbria, the town of Kendal is an important region for tourism essentially because of its nearness to the Lake District Park in addition to its own fascinating historical past. An early Roman fort and twelfth century Norman castle give us evidence of the Kendal area's far off background as it travels back to a undocumented era, its annotation in the 1086 Domesday Book illustrates its significance even during those long gone days.

In the past a part of Westmorland, Kendal is largely built in locally sourced gray limestone earning it the nickname "Auld Grey Town", it is the 3rd biggest settlement in Cumbria. With its local population of about 28,000, Kendal is a moderate sized town, although this populace swells to some extent by visiting tourists who appreciate this place. Kendal as a settlement has had several names throughout the generations, in the Domesday Book it was named Cherchbi, different names include Kirkbie Strickland, Kirkbie Kendal and Kirkby in Kendal.

A product for which Kendal has been famed for years is Kendal Mint Cake, popular with mountain climbers and explorers as a high energy food supplement, and reputed to have been stumbled upon by accident, 3 firms still produce the Mint Cake currently. From the 14th C the wool business was very important for Kendal and alternative important industries by which its people have eked out a living include shoe making, the manufacturing of tobacco snuff & pipe tobacco.

The Historical Past of Kendal: The earliest occupants of the Kendal region were a tribe the Brigantes, though the first building of any size was put up by the Romans at nearby Watercrook by way of a fort in AD90, the Romans subsequently departed in approximately the fourth century.

After the Roman invaders left, the area was ruled over by Celts (the Combrogi tribe) and later by the Anglo-Saxons, this went on up to the Norman conquest at which time a stone castle was raised on Castle Hill in the 12th C, there are still the ruins of which we now refer to as Kendal Castle. Perhaps most widely known as being the home of the Parr family, Kendal Castle has often been touted to be the birthplace of Henry the 8th's sixth spouse, Catherine Parr, yet as it was beyond repair at the time she was born, this would seem not very likely.

The town's authority to host a Saturday market harps back as long ago as 1189 at which time it was given its Market Charter (the charge for this helped to pay for the Crusades of Richard the First), the charter still holds good today and the market has proved really crucial for the area throughout the generations.



Kendal is positioned to the south of Carlisle & Penrith in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria county, England, United Kingdom, the town can be gotten to by using the A684, A6 or A65, it might additionally be got to by rail by way of the FirstTranspennine Express.

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A selection of Kendal streets and roads: Larch Grove, Stonecross Green, Ford Terrace, Bellingham Road, Aysgarth Close, Collin Close, Capper Close, Castle Garth, Stonecross Gardens, Old Lound, Lowther Street, Oakwood, Hill Close, Hazelwood, Back Lane, Romney Avenue, Gandy Street, Scroggs Lane, Bramble Close, Bowland Drive, Brockbeck, Mintsfeet Road South, Vicarage Drive, Kent Street, Garden Mews, Well Ings, Silver Howe Close, Romney Gardens, Ruskin Close, Echo Barn Hill, White Moss Court, Long Close, Collinfield, Curson Rise, Empsom Road, Underbarrow Road, Earle Court, Silverdale Drive, Park Side Road, Glebe Road, West Street, Whinfell Drive, Applewood, Belmont, Kentrigg, Aldercroft, Hill Place, High Tenterfell, Echo Bank, High Fellside, Dale Avenue.

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

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

The Old Woodyard is a superb mews style holiday property on the fringes of Kendal's Auld Grey town, it is just ten minutes saunter from Kendal town centre and additionally enjoys easy access to the nearby fells.

The open style living accommodation of this holiday property is definitely just the thing for relaxed, relaxing evenings in front of the fireplace, fantastic for couples or small families.

This high quality holiday cottage which was once upon a time a stable & is alleged to have previously stabled the legendary Grand National champion Red Rum has become a victor in its own right.

Amenities in the property consist of, sitting room with exposed wooden beams, 1 double & 1 twin bedroom, fully equipped cooking area with eating area for 6 people, private parking space for 1 vehicle and smallish patio area with outdoor furniture.

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