Kendal Market Town

The Lake District

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Kendal Market Town - The Gateway to the Lakes

Often referred to as the Gateway to the Lake District Kendal sits just outside the Lake District National Park but if often visited as part of a holiday in the Lakes. With its varied amenities and interesting town centre including famous Yards Kendal is well worth including in any visit to the Lakes or when passing by.

Famous for Mint Cake, Tabacco and Snuff Kendal has an interesting manufacturing history which can still be identified in some of the older buildings. The other industry connected with Kendal is shoe manufacturing with K Shoes still being a key employer distributing their particular brand of comfortable shoes from the town.

Dominating the town from many viewpoints is Kendal Castle and for anyone exploring past the town centre this is somewhere great for the kids to run around while also taking in some hoistory.

Kendal is not short of events and one which compliments the Lake District perfectly is the now world famous Kendal Mountain Festival which takes place in November each year

Some of our favourites in Kendal

These are some of our favourite places to stay, visit and shop in Kendal
Wedding Photographer

Jenny Heyworth Photography

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Wedding Photographer
Farm Shops

Plumgarths Farm Shop

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Farm Shops

The Lake District boasts some of the best luxury hotels in the country

News and stuff ...

Keep up-to-date with some news and things that have been going on in the Lakes recently.

Christmas Markets in the Lake District

  • 1st December 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Many places throughout the UK now have well established Christmas Markets which were first held in Bautzen, Germany in 1384...

Autumn in the Lakes

  • 12th November 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Autumn may be about to give way to Winter so there is not much time left to enjoy Autumn in...

Fine Dining in the Lakes

  • 8th October 2018
  • All of the Lake District
The Lake District and great food do not always go hand in hand like some other parts of the world,...

Coast to Coast

  • 24th September 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Another lovely view Another great trail in the Lake District

Tour of Britain in the Lake District

  • 7th September 2018
  • All of the Lake District
We have all gone bike mad in the Lake District this week as two stages of the Evo Energy Tour...