Known as the gateway to the Lakes, Kendal lies on the banks of the River Kent and is less than a mile from the National Park boundary, 8 miles southeast of Windermere and 19 miles north of Lancaster.
The town’s layout is characterised by the narrow yards and lanes branching from the main street, many of which contain residences and quirky shops. Market days are Wednesday and Saturday, but there is also a great choice of artisan bakeries and shops alongside a choice of eateries, gastro pubs, real ale bars.
Visitors to the “Auld Grey Town” can also enjoy the history trail taking you to many of Kendal’s oldest buildings, including the Quakers Tapestry, Kendal Library and Romney’s House.
Kendal is easily accessible from the M6 Motorway and makes for a central base to explore the Lake District by bus and train.