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Nice Lakeland Town
Kendal in General
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Kendal in General
Advantages: Nice Area
Kendal is a medium sized market town situated in the south of the Lake District. This town is in the county of Cumbria and is a great place to explore the nearby national park from. Kendal has a population of around thirty thousand but often gets busier in the summer months when people come to visit the area. Most of the buildings in Kendal are made from Grey Limestone and because of this the town is often called 'The Auld Grey Town'. But don't let this description put you off, Kendal is still a very nice place to spend some time.
There are some good options when it comes to accommodation in Kendal. There are a wide variety of hotels in the area offering some nice rooms. One of the best around is the County Hotel, this has a good reputation and is not to expensive. The Castle Green Hotel also offers some really nice rooms and the hotel is set in lovely grounds. Kendal also has a Premier Inn which offers good quality lodgings at a cheap price. There are also lots of nice cottages in Kendal and in the surrounding area, these are mainly privately owned but are available for rent.
The town centre of Kendal is a nice place to visit. There are a plenty of shops to browse around, mainly the usual kind of shops you would expect in a average sized town, but there is also a nice market which runs on certain days. This is a great place to have a look round and pick up some bargains. Kendal is world famous for it's 'Kendal Mint Cake'. This is a very sweet snack that is very tasty and great for giving you energy. If you have never tried Kendal Mint Cake you really must sample some while you visit the town, it's sold in quite a few of the shops.
Kendal also offers a good selection of cultural activities. There are a few galleries located in the town, the most notable one being Abbot Hall Art Gallery. This Georgian Villa is a wonderful setting for looking at the artwork local to the area, they also offer educational classes and other activities. Another good place to visit that is just outside of Kendal is Sizergh Castle and Gardens. This is a nice place to spend some time admiring the beauty of the area and also looking around the medieval house which is usually open to the public.
Kendal is a good place to stay if you want to explore the Lake District. This really is an area of outstanding natural beauty and Kendal is only a very short drive away from the heart of the Lakes. There tends to be more to do in Kendal than the other Lakeland towns such as Keswick and Windermere, so this can be an ideal place to use as a base for exploring. Kendal really does have plenty to offer and is a great place to go and visit.
Summary: A Nice Place To Visit