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Kendal in General
Member Name: nteer09
Kendal in General
Advantages: Lots of shops and pubs
Disadvantages: Boring if you're not very active or into history and museums
I am currently living in Kendal (Cumbria). It is a welcome change from some of the other places I have lived in in the Lake District. It is situated in the South of the Lake District-and only about ten miles from Lake Windermere.
The transport situation in Kendal is pretty good compared to other towns and villages nearby. Although there is a small train station in Kendal, trains run more regularly and to a lot more destinations from nearby Oxenholme (approximately 1 mile away). The nearest city to Kendal is Lancaster-which takes approximately half an hour by car, or anything up to an hour and a half by public transport.
Kendal is the home to Kendal Mint Cake. There are a great selection of pubs and shops situated on the main street. It has a range of shopping arcades scattered in the centre of, and around Kendal. The town boasts museums and castles and isn't far from many popular tourist attractions-such as Devils Bridge (Kirkby Lonsdale).
Kendal also has a good leisure and entertainment centre, which often hosts celebrities. In the past guests have included Jimmy Carr and Lenny Henry. The Brewery Arts Centre also offers a range of films, theatres etc. The leisure centre has excellent parking facilities and often run roller-blading discos and sports clubs there.
Kendal is the perfect place for youngsters, people who like sightseeing, history or are very energetic- if you're none of this then Kendal is not the place for you!
Summary: Pretty Lake District Town