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England, Cumbria, Kendal. A view along Highgate in Kendal, past shops and banks towards the Town hall.
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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.

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Tourist attractions Kendal : Things to see and do

  • Levens Hall and Gardens Interesting

    GB - Kendal LA8 0PD

    Levens Hall is an Elizabethan stately home with a 13C tower. The great hall, with its oak panelling and decorated ceiling, give a foretaste of the engravings and stuccoes in the other rooms. There are some fine Charles II walnut chairs in the dining ..

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  • 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.

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Hotels Kendal

  • Premier Inn Kendal Central

    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..

  • The Riverside

    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..

  • Stonecross Manor Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Milnthorpe Road GB - Kendal LA9 5HP

    Prix Prices from : 81 £

    Stonecross Manor Hotel is situated on the edge of Kendal, one of the Lake District's most important market towns. it has free parking and easy access from the M6 and A591. The hotel has an indoor pool and a good restaurant serving local produce. Ken..

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Restaurants Kendal

  • Punch Bowl Inn Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    GB - Crosthwaite LA8 8HR

    Charming 17C inn set in the picturesque Lyth Valley, boasting antiques, cosy fires and exposed wood beams; dine either in the rustic bar or the more formal restaurant. Cooking has a classical base but also features some modern touches; dishes display..

  • Castle Dairy Comfortable restaurant 

    Wildman St GB - Kendal LA9 6EN

    This delightful Grade I listed building dates back to 1402 and there's a cobbled Roman road running through its centre. It's run by college apprentices, under the eye of an experienced chef. Cooking is skilled, modern and flavoursome.

  • Sawadee Thai Quite comfortable restaurant 

    54 Stramongate GB - Kendal LA9 4BD

    The staff, dressed in authentic Thai silks, provide a very warm welcome at this smart neighbourhood restaurant. The appealing menu offers flavoursome dishes ranging from Tom Yam soup to Som Tam Thai salad and Geng Ba Jungle curry.

  • Newmoon Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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