Kendal Travel Guide

  • Scenic setting
    Scenic setting
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    Quaint cobbled roads
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Kendal Things to Do

  • The Proclamation Stone

    In front of the town hall there is a large stone. It may have come from an old cross originally, but for three centuries this stone was used to make official proclamations from.It is called Ca' Steean. I was looking for an explanation of this unusal name and found it is the short form of Cauld Stean, but this doesn't help me very much. It seems...

  • The Town Hall

    The town hall is a very impressive building with a tall clock tower. I especially liked the stone carvings around the entrance door. The flower boxes are arranged in a way which draws attention to these carvings.The tourist information is situated there with a very friendly and helpful staff. They also sell some Kendal souvenirs, and lots of Kendal...

  • Castle Dairy

    When I passed this very pretty building in Kendal and read its name Castle Dairy, I thought this was the place where milk and butter were produced. But a plate informed me that the name comes from the castle dowery.The widows of the barons of Kendals used to live there. In the second picture you can see the ruins of castle. I didn't have time...


Kendal Hotels

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  • Best Western Castle Green Hotel Kendal

    Castle Green Lane, Kendal, LA9 6BH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Crooklands Hotel

    Crooklands, Kendal, Lake District, LA7 7NW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Premier Inn Kendal Central

    Maude Street, Kendal, LA9 4QD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Kendal Restaurants

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    The Masons Arms: A lovely spot in the Lake District

    by PrincessMonja Written Aug 4, 2011

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    What a lovely pub! It's in the South Lakes so quite easy to get to (It took us a bit over an hour from Chorley).

    Great views, nice decor and not only can you eat lovely food and stay in the accommodation they have there (that looks very nice) but you can just go in the bar and have a pint of one of the many beers they have on offer. Yes a pub that is (almost) still a pub!!

    *This place is also special to me as my cousin is the head chef...but saying that he wasn't cooking when we visited, so that hasn't biased my review!! (honest!!)

    Favorite Dish: I had a lovely dish of wood pigeon served with wild mushrooms and game chips - delicious!

    My husband had ham hock and black pudding terrine with a crispy breaded soft poached egg (I don't know how they did that but it looked great!!)

    You can dine inside or out The view from the Masons Arms Cozy bar Nice touches, like flowers on the tables Beautiful views
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    • Beer Tasting
    • Food and Dining

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Kendal Transportation

  • To Kendal by Train

    There is a small railway station at Kendal (on the Windermere line) but if you are looking online for trains to Kendal it can be misleading.The main station for Kendal is Oxenholme AKA 'Oxenholme the Lake District' (to distinguish it from all the other Oxenholmes) which is on the West Coast mainline and usually staffed so you can book seats in...

  • Train Fares UK

    if the station is unmanned your should be able to buy a regular price ticket from the conductor - be careful tho as if there is any chance of you gettinga ticket before you get on the train the ticket prices will go upwe boarded a train for Leeds from Barnsley a few weeks ago and were charged 16+GBP - the conductor said to buy them from the ticket...

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Kendal Shopping

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  • I wish I had a supermarket like this!

    Booths is a Lancashire based supermarket, nothing special about that I hear you cry! Ah but Booths in Kendal has a downstairs section that could have been designed with foodies like me in mind! I could have spent an hour just in the bread section! Loads of organic produce, loads of locally sourced products, the meat section was amazing! I could...

  • Get some extra energy

    This is not the name of a shop, but of a product Kendal is famous for.Despite the name, it is not a cake, but a chocolate covered mint cream. It is supposed to give you lots of extra energy, so much that it was taken up to Mount Everest in 1953.I didn't need that much extra energy, but when I had eaten mine, I went on hiking. I should have taken a...

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Kendal Local Customs

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    Stock up in time

    by christine.j Written Nov 19, 2008

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    I was very much surprised how early the shops close in Kendal.
    When I came back from my hike to Hill Top Farm, it was about 5:30 pm and most of the shops were either already closed or just closing. Even the mall next to the town hall was closing. I hadn't planned on doing lots of shopping, but still needed a few items.Luckily Boots was still open, until 6 pm.
    There may be a bigger mall outside the town, but for those tourists without a car, these early closing times can be difficult, so plan accordingly.

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Kendal Warnings and Dangers

  • Violence and Vandalism

    by kazzjos Written Dec 26, 2007

    When going out in Kendal be aware of the dangers in the Town itself, there is quite a bit of violence in Kendal for such a small town, also, drugs are a big problem in the area, vandalism, car damage tyres slashed be aware that Kendal for such a small town has it all, even though it is advertised as the Lake District a lovely picturesque town, the town itself is a nice little Town it is just the people who live in the area that spoil it for everyone else. I moved to Kendal with the Lake District Dream lovely quiet rural position and in 3 years all it has been is my children being attacked, my car being vandalised twice and just 3 years of hell. Before staying here just check out the area first.

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Kendal Off The Beaten Path

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    Its not all hills here

    by SeanEatherden Updated May 26, 2009

    Having lived just south of Kendal, for a long time now. Not always wanting to head off to the hills. I have recently walked the Lancaster to canal through to Preston. Sometimes long distances, sometimes just a couple of hours. It only seems very busy around the Lancaster, Morcombe at the weekends. Try veering of along the River Lune and follow the river through Lancaster and out to Glasson Dock.. and there are no hills, you dont need maps or a compass, there are even pubs on the wander.

    The Lune Viaduct Lancaster Looking toward Lancaster from the canal
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    • Cycling
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Photography

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