Unmissable tourist sites
Kendal Travel guide
Kendal : Michelin's recommendations
Built from the local limestone, the "Auld Grey Town" of Kendal is the thriving centre for a wide area. It was the birthplace of Henry VIII's sixth wife, Catherine Parr, but was famous for its wool trade well before her day. From the castle, there is a fine view of the town and its hill backdrop. Kendal is also renowned for its Mint Cake, a chocolate-covered delicacy known for its energy-giving qualities.
Tourist attractions Kendal : Things to see and do
Abbot Hall GB - Kendal LA9 5AL
Abbot Hall, an 18C country house, is now occupied by an art gallery with a permanent exhibition of paintings by portraitist George Romney (1734-1802), as well as temporary exhibitions. Another section is dedicated to the writer Arthur Ransome.
Station Rd GB - Kendal LA9 6BT
Set in a former coaching inn, the County Hotel is in the centre of Kendal, just 100 metres from Kendal Railway Station. The hotel offers traditional meals and cooked breakfasts. The bright and airy bedrooms each have a cosy seating area and a privat..
Maude Street, Kendal GB - Kendal LA9 4QD
Kendal Central Premier Inn sits on the southeast edge of the Lake District, close to Kendal Rail Station and the Riverside Walk. This Premier Inn hotel by the Lake District has an on-site Table Table restaurant and rooms with comfy beds. Some rooms..
Stramongate Bridge GB - Kendal LA9 6EL
In Kendal town centre, the Riverside Hotel is a 17th-century building with a state-of-the-art leisure club. Rooms have river views, and Windermere and the Yorkshire Dales are 15 minutes' drive away. All of the rooms have views of the River Kent. Fea..
129 Highgate GB - Kendal LA9 4EN
Smart, high street restaurant with ground floor bar, intimate, beamed dining room and a loyal local following. The owner's Turkish heritage is reflected in the menu, which has a strong Mediterranean base; dishes are fresh and colourful.