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Historic Site, free entry

The 1657 Chocolate House

The 1657 Chocolate House


The Famous 1657 Chocolate House in Kendal, Cumbria was built in the 1630's. This popular Lake District tourist attraction established in 1984, continues to attract visitors from all over the world. Built on three floors it offers a fabulous Chocolate Shop, Traditional Tea Room and a Mini Visitor Experience, with a step by step guide on how chocolate is produced – alternatively watch their 20 minute film on chocolate production – visit their website for more details


Free entry


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed


54 Branthwaite Brow,


Plan route to The 1657 Chocolate House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 515926  Lat: 54.32711 Long: -2.74708

In Kendal town centre, Stricklandgate to Market Square or Finkle Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal/Oxenholme station

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