places to visit in kendal
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.
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.
The 1657 Chocolate House is a replica of the one in Bishopgate, London. Staff wear Charles II style uniforms and serve 20 different varieties of hot and iced chocolate and there are 14 chocolate gateaux and 395 varieties of chocolate.
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
Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £28-£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.
Bed & Breakfast with 9 rooms, £40-£50 pppnb, Kendal
Family run historic Grade II Listed town centre B&B. Ideally situated for all amenities. Non-smoking.
Guest House with 5 rooms, £40-£100 pppnb, 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.
Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £70-£85 prpnb, Kendal
Tastefully renovated large Victorian family house on the outskirts of Kendal, but within easy walking distance of the town centre and very close to Kendal Railway Station. Comfortable en suite rooms.
Guest House with 6 rooms, £25-£30 pppnb, Kendal
Family-run, comfortable Victorian guest house in prime location at the south side of town, opposite Kendal college and within walking distance into town, restaurants and pubs.