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
Bike Hire

Lakes Cycles & Outdoor

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Bike Hire
Farm Shops

Plumgarths Farm Shop

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Farm Shops
Pubs & Inns

The Strickland Arms

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Pubs & Inns
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.

Peter Rabbit the Movie

  • 4th March 2018
  • All of the Lake District
The Royalty Cinema in Bowness-on-Windermere is hosting a special pre-release screening of the now Peter Rabbit movie on March 11th...

Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding Fayre

  • 22nd February 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Experience your dream wedding venue in person at Laura Ashley The Belsfield's upcoming free Wedding Fayre on Sunday 25th February...

Stay Safe in the Hills

  • 20th February 2018
  • All of the Lake District
The Lake District has seen four seasons of weather in the last ten days with snow, rain, wind and glorious...

Art in the Lakes with Lakes Ignite

  • 8th February 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Art in the Lakes with Lakes Ignite The annual Lakes Ignite series of public art is now underway and will...

Lake District World Heritage Site

  • 22nd January 2018
  • All of the Lake District
We Are The Lakes - UNESCO World Heritage TheLake District As many of you will be aware the Lake District...