Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale

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Kim P
Glossop, UK96 contributions
Busy town but pedestrians not social distancing
Aug. 2020 • Couples
We visited Kirkby Lonsdale during a trip to Cumbria for a few days. We arrived on what turned out to be market day so parking was a nightmare - no spaces in road bays or council car parks but paid to park in a supermarket car park and walk down to town. The town was very busy with the majority of shops and restaurants /pubs open for business. Everybody on the streets however didn't seem bothered about social distancing and very few wore facemask. This was despite clearly posted signs advising 2 metres etc. We were constantly having to move into the road or cross over to avoid other people which made it a bit frustrating.

The town has some lovely old buildings and as I said seems to be thriving despite the Covid challenges.

If I were to visit again I would choose a non market day and not during school holidays
Written August 21, 2020
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ClareBezz
Rochdale, UK9 contributions
A great place
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Lovely shops and a great choice of pubs and bars to eat and drink in. A walk to devils bridge to see all the motorbikes then a stroll along the river and back up through the church to the village is a must.
Written February 12, 2020
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George
23 contributions
Don't go to Kendal.
Jul. 2019 • Family
Kendal maybe an historic market town on the edge of the Lake District...but the traffic system is an absolute nightmare!
You will spend more time stuck in your car than anything else.
Written July 22, 2019
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Valesnumberonegirl
Stalybridge, UK58 contributions
Lovely little town
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Lovely shopping town with plenty of sight seeing as well. If you like museums they have one in Kendal, they have a shopping centre Westmorland shopping, but like most shopping areas most of the shops are closed.
Written September 21, 2018
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Craig B
12 contributions
Coach party visit
Jun. 2018 • Business
Took a group to Kendal on a Sunday to find the most obnoxious traffic enforcement officer for stopping in a coach told only stay in bay as long as passengers back within ten minutes so if any operators thinking of visiting on a Sunday forget it
Written June 17, 2018
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Mintcake58
Liverpool, UK1,554 contributions
Talking wet!
Apr. 2018 • Solo
Kendal is a wonderful place, with characterful yards full of shops and delightful cafes, restaurants and pubs. There are museums, one of the best art galleries outside London, lovely river walks and much, much more. Yes, it does rain here and I can’t guarantee the weather, but there is a lot to do come rain or shine and there is nothing ‘standard’ about this pretty market town.

Kirkby Lonsdale, just a few miles away, is much smaller, but very pretty and well worth a visit. On a sunny day (there are some!) the river views are beautiful and have inspired artists through the ages.
Written April 23, 2018
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richard w
Carlisle, UK53 contributions
both towns nice, but getting a bit limited sadly
Oct. 2017
kirkby lonsdale is very picturesque but it is small and whilst all the shops are ocupied it is a bit limited, nice for an hours look, kendal sadly is suffering the same as all biggish towns with retailers dissapering , the small indoor shopping area is ok ish. to be honest the market in there is likely the highlight of being of out of the ordinary interest, the usual chain stores are there and a few specialist independants. Kendal if basically your standard town but on the edge of the lakes, a usual average family will tour round for a while and move on i guess, shame really:(
Written March 3, 2018
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Mintcake58
Liverpool, UK1,554 contributions
Heavenly twins!
Jul. 2016 • Friends
These are two lovely Lakeland market towns, Kendal being the largest, set on either side of J36 on the M6. Both steeped in history and offering great places to eat and shop and pretty, easy walks to walk off the calories. Look out for Abbot Hall Art Gallery and adjacent Lakeland Life Museum (Kendal) and Devil's Bridge and Ruskin's View (KL).
Written July 3, 2016
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Luluoxo
Poulton Le Fylde, UK173 contributions
Two great places to visit within easy reach of each other
Mar. 2016 • Friends
Kirkby Lonsdale only small but some interesting buildings and nice shops to look at.Good array of eating places and watering holes.Kendal too great for shopping and many great pubs and places to eat suiting all tastes in food .Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays,clothes,food,plants and quite often a food festival or parade of some sort.Really interesting buildings full of character and Kendals industrial heritage seen in a couple of museums and the Quaker tapestry.Brewery arts centre always something on,live groups in the evening.
Written April 30, 2016
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Mintcake58
Liverpool, UK1,554 contributions
Two lovely Lakeland towns...
Mar. 2016 • Solo
Kendal is called, "The Gateway to the Lake District". It is a small, market town, renowned for its character shopping and good eating places. Visitors also flock to the Brewery Arts Centre which has a restaurant, bar, cinema screens a theatre and more. The Abbott Hall Gallery, to the south end of town, is one of the best independent gallery in the country.

Kirkby Lonsdale is smaller still, but very pretty, with some good restaurants, shopping and easy walks beside the River Lune. For a great culinary experience, try the Sun Inn at the top of the Main Street.
Written March 26, 2016
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