places to visit in kendal
Abbot Hall is one of Britain's finest independent art galleries in a beautiful setting beside the river Kent and overlooked by the ruins of Kendal castle.
A huge variety of activities on offer, 25m swimming pool, 40+ station gym, indoor sports hall, children's holiday activities and a 900-seat theatre venue, fun for all ages.
Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450 capacity music venue, three cinemas, two visual arts galleries, drama studio, darkroom facilities, meeting rooms, great restaurant/cafe/bar.
The ‘Auld Grey Town' of Kendal, handsomely built in limestone, is the focal hub for shopping and culture in Lakeland.
Historically, Kendal was one of the most important woollen textile centres in the country, producing ‘Kendal Green' and other ‘Kendal cottons' - its numerous yards were once filled with workshops processing cloth, leather and foodstuffs. Kendal was also a centre for shoe making, carpet and snuff manufacture, and synonymous with the production of Kendal Mint Cake; an essential prerequisite for today's explorers and mountaineers.
kendal hotels & b&bs
Hotel with 99 rooms, £120-£450 prpnb, Kendal
The hotel is set in 14 acres of natural gardens and woodland yet is only 6 miles from M6 & 10 miles from Windermere and the Lake District. Recently awarded Best Western Large Hotel and Fans Favourite for 2014.
Hotel with 30 rooms, £45-£135 pppnb, Kendal
Central location, ample parking, 4-poster rooms, suites with spa baths, childrens menu and indoor heated swimming pool
Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £30-£35 pppnb, Kendal
A large Victorian house situated 0.25 mile from Kendal town centre. A ground floor en suite room is available. A lock-up garage for cycles. We are 10 minutes drive from M6 jct 36.
Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £38-£85 prpnb, Kendal
Conveniently situated, in an elevated position, just a few minutes walk up hill from Kendal town centre shops and restaurant facilities. The Brewery Arts Centre and cinema are all within easy walking distance down hill.
Guest House with 5 rooms, £75-£100 prpnb, Kendal
In a quiet conservation area overlooking the green. Only 5 minutes walk from both Kendal town centre and the golf course. Beech House has 5 en suite individually designed bedrooms with 5-star VB classification.