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.
Art & culture
Home to the vibrant Brewery Arts Centre, two fine museums and a renowned art gallery.
Experience the views over the Lyth Valley from Scout Scar or take a walk in one of Kendal's many parks.
Take a look at the events on offer in Kendal