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Kendal Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Kendal, England
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Worth the climb for the views

A day in Kendal, and as it has a castle, it was for me, a 'must', to go and see it. To begin with we went up a steep hill on the opposite side of town to a place locals call 'The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A day in Kendal, and as it has a castle, it was for me, a 'must', to go and see it. To begin with we went up a steep hill on the opposite side of town to a place locals call 'The Monument'. I didn't realise it when we were there, as there was absolutely no signage to tell you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Breath taking location and position but my main concern is for the council and the clear lack of policing. There was a huge number of bottles ...alot broken all over the place obviously used by groups of teenagers on a weekend as clearly is the ideal location to hang out. So just be careful if you have children

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We walked up to Kendal Castle for a midday stroll. There are two routes: one steep, and from the other side gentle. The castle is a romantic ruin - the ancestral home of Catherine Parr, surviving wife of Henry VIII. Views over Kendal and toward the lakes are lovely. Unfortunately what would have been an idyllic mooch around was spoiled... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Overlooking Kendal with great views all round. On a clear day you can pick out Lake District fells including High Street, Harter Fell as well as lesser known fells including Whinfell Ridge. Look out for the excellent information boards outside the castle, one informing about the names of the fells, one about flora and fauna and one, of course, explains... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

There on a hill standing perfectly still is the ruins of Kendal Castle with great veiws over Kendal it's self great on a nice day probably not so good when it's raining

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Quite a stiff walk up to the castle the view is good so worth the effort the castle is a ruin now but there is information boards giving you a taste of things past

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Krefeld
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The best scenario is when Dad takes his kids up to Kendal Castle. On the steep walk up to the castle grounds tell the kids about the history of Kendal as a sheep town and as a centre of a large area of fells and forests. When you first see the moat, explain about the need to defend the castle... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Very old remains of the castle. Good information panels - the castle had a long & distinguished history. Steep walk to get there. Excellent views over the area from the top. Some of the rooms are reasonably intact considering the age - you can get a feel for the place.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Sorry but this was not a castle, manner house yes, castle No. There was not a lot to see, some walls, but i enjoyed the walk.

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

It's a great view of the town of Kendal, also the Castle ruins are in a great condition, no graffiti only some food wrappers. It's a real point of interest in Kendal with little info dumps all around to give you a sense of the what the castle was really like.

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