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About Kendal

More than just a gateway into the Lake District, Kendal’s a thriving cultural and shopping hub. Visit the Brewery Arts Centre for the hottest exhibitions, comedy and live music or stroll the town’s characterful cobbled lanes and discover everything from galleries and quaint tea rooms to top-notch dining.

And don’t forget the famous Mint Cake! Invented 150 years ago, it’s still used by adventurers today as a delicious sugary hit. But that’s only a small part of Kendal’s history.

Kendal was an industrial centre in Victorian times and a focus for the Arts and Crafts movement. Visit the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and the Kendal Museum to learn more or visit Kendal’s two castles for additional historic adventures.

Nearby the natural wonders of the Lake District await, as well as must-see sights like the Hawkshead Brewery, Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle.


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Top Experiences in Kendal

  • Lovely historic market town
  • Brewery Arts Centre
  • Views from Kendal Castle
  • Great shopping
  • Decent choice of museums

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