Things to see and do - Kendal
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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
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 ..
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..
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..
Milnthorpe Road GB - Kendal LA9 5HP
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..
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.
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.
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..
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.