Kendal Market Town

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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
Farm Shops

Plumgarths Farm Shop

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Farm Shops
Luxury Self Catering

The Hyning Estate

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Wedding Photographer

Jenny Heyworth Photography

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Wedding Photographer

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.
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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...
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Its all Kicking off in the Lakes

  • 19th August 2018
  • All of the Lake District
The Lake District is a place which has always stirred up emotions and passions for visitors and residents alike. Romantic...
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Great North Swim

  • 8th June 2018
  • All of the Lake District
One of the biggest sporting events to take place in the Lake District returns this weekend when thousands of swimmers...
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Cartmel Races

  • 9th May 2018
  • All of the Lake District
For many years one of the highlights of the summer in the Lake District is a visit to see one...
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The Lake District Pound

  • 2nd May 2018
  • All of the Lake District
As you may have seen in the local and national media May 1st saw the launch of the Lake Districts...