Things to do in Kendal
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Things to do and see in Kendal
Kendal is a market town situated on the banks of the River Kent in Cumbria. Kendal is a gateway to the Lake District. It is a popular tourist’s venue and it is well-known for the Kendal mint cake. Kendal is situated close to the Lake District National Park. Kendal is also known as the “Auld Grey Stone” due to the vast amounts of grey brickwork that the town was built on.
Travelling to Kendal
Kendal can be reached by air, plane and motorway. Visitors travelling to Kendal by car will have to follow the M6; there are numerous junctions that will lead to Kendal. Major Railway Stations and Airports The main railway station is Kendal Railway Station. Trains run every hour and there are good rail links with most major
cities and towns. For air flights, visitors will need to use Newcastle Airport.
Landmarks in Kendal
Famous landmarks in Kendal include the castle, the Quaker Tapestry, the Lakeland Maze Farm Park, Levens Hall and Gardens, and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Must see places to visit in Kendal Must see places to see in Kendal include Sizergh Castle, which attracts thousands of visitors every year; another must see landmark is Kendal Castle, which is also a much visited tourist attraction.
Kendal has award-winning museums and the art galleries, which are essential venues for every art and history lover.
Lakeland Maze Farm Park and Levens Hall and Gardens also get many positive reviews. Places to visit during the day Kendal still retains much of its historical links and these are evident in areas such as the town centre and the market.
Sizergh and Kendal Castles are good choices for daytime visiting. Kendal Town Hall has been there since the nineteenth century, and it is a good idea to see what events are lined up before planning a visit. Kendal also has several museums and art galleries.
The Lakeland Climbing Centre has climbing walls of up to 20 feet and Lakeland Mountain Ventures offer rock climbing and scrambling, which is good for team building events.
For visitors that want to explore Windermere, there are regular train journeys and visitors that prefer to see Windermere by water can book a place on the Windermere Lake Cruise; the World of Beatrix Potter Museum continues to be an in-demand attraction.
Brewery Arts Centre offers theatre, music and art, so it is a good idea to look at the scheduled events when planning a visit. The Centre also has a drama studio, art galleries and meeting rooms. Refreshments can also be brought from the café/bar. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling activities.
Places to visit during the night
Although Kendal is a relatively quiet area, there is quite an active night life. Bootleggers is a good choice for live music and the White Hart is good for weekend’s visits. The Vats Bar is also well known for its live music events. Kendal is also excellent for restaurants, inns and bistros. The Gilpin Bridge Inn and the Best Western Castle Green Hotel both get excellent reviews. Burgundy’s Wine Bar gets positive reviews and Ye Old Fleece Inn is also well-known venue for evenings out. Sphere Wine and Tapas Bar provides a relaxed environment and Dickie Doodles is one of the places to go for live music.
Festivals in Kendal
Regular festivals include the Comic Arts Festival in October, the Mint Festival is held in September and The Wool Fest in October. Other festivals to look out for include the Torchlight Festival Carnival, which is held in September. Kendal Calling is the name of the annual music festival; it is held in August.
Sports in Kendal
Kendal Football Club has its grounds at the Cosyseal Stadium. Kendal Cricket Club has been there since the 1800s and has regular fixtures during cricket season. Kendal is also home to the Kendal Hornet Rugby Football Club. Kendal Golf Club has a reputation as being one of the best golf clubs in the area and Carus Green Golf Club also gets excellent reviews.
Best times of year to visit
For glorious sunshine, the best months are June-August. April-May are usually pretty dry, so that is a good time for people that intend to make the most of the outdoors. However, summer is peak tourist season, so it might be too busy for some people.
Worst Times of year to visit
Kendal is known for its cold winters and it is also prone to wet weather during the winter months, so visitors planning a lot of outdoor activities would find the summer months preferable.
Places to Avoid in Kendal
Some residents say that is advisable to avoid the Acre Moss area and Hallgarth. However, Kendal is regarded as a largely peaceful area.