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Destination Guide

The river Kent in Kendal with old victorian style housing on the river front close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights


Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Kendal

Kendal is a large market town situated on the River Kent, on the eastern Cumbrian border, and is the southern gateway to the Lake District.

kendal is home to a fine selection of shopping arcades, can boast two castles, two museums, a host of historical buildings and bridges, fine restaurants, a multitude of public houses and views that would please the most demanding photographer.

Kendal is often seen as the Southern gateway to the Lake District, being only around 9 miles from Windermere and around 30 miles from Keswick. The other lakes are all within an hour or two’s travelling by car from the town, as are locations for walks and rambles, both gentle and demanding.

Kendal 5 Day Weather Forecast