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“Kendal - The Auld Grey Town with a lot to Offer”
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Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
392 helpful votes
“Kendal - The Auld Grey Town with a lot to Offer”
Reviewed June 25, 2011

What a great place to visit. Nicely situated, with a lot of services, great restaurants and fun walks around the town.

It enabled us to go out and explore the lakes by car but if you needed it would be just as easy by bus and train from Kendal.

Don’t miss Farrier’s for coffee and a scone for the ambiance and delicious wares. The Wakefield (Table, Table) arms for dinner with its wonderful selection. Also try the Punch Bowl Inn near Kendal for fabulous pub food at good prices.

There is a wide selection of local pubs, grocery stores, restaurants and places to walk for everyone.

Don’t miss going up to Kendal Castle, great exercise but not too hard a walk and fabulous views of the surrounding area. Another fabulous view is from Scout’s Scar not to be missed.

The town offers many small yards, unique buildings and quaint shops to keep you busy.

The people are friendly, helpful and quick with a smile.

We were there for two weeks at the end of May 2011. We rented a car and my partner found after a few days he loved driving the roads in the lakes.

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lancashire
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 helpful votes
“Total Surprise”
Reviewed March 31, 2011

I went to Kendal with my husband on the spur of the moment as i was coming home from Berwick and what a lovely surprise i had .
I have not seen such a clean and busy town for long enough ,
The town Centre was spotless and this was on a Saturday afternoon every shop was used with only one small entertainment shop up for lease there was so many shops and shopping centres also lots of pubs cafes and eateries to choose from this is a lovely town and i would recommend a shopping trip there to anyone .
WELL DONE KENDAL why carn't other towns be so nice

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Kendal
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
“My home town”
Reviewed January 25, 2011

Kendal is in the lake district which is full of hill, countryside and lovely animals. Its famous for its kendal mint cake which by the way is not nice.
K-village the new shopping centre is great if you like over priced chocolate, love sitting in a packed costa or are over the age of 60.
Im really surprised that people get buses from places over 1 hour away to see this.
The town centre is good, some high street shops, and a lovely, new, big topshop. Its full of nice cafes and restraunts.
Theres not much else to see and do in kendal but overall its a nice place to live but maybe try another town if holidaying.

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Dumfries and Galloway
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
“Summerhow House B&B, Shap Rd, Kendal”
Reviewed October 25, 2010

We visited Kendal on the weekend of the 01/10/10, and had a really enjoyable time for many reasons. Kendal itself is a lovely old town with shopping of all types to be done. We really enjoyed the second hand book shops and the eating out is good. A must is the shop mobility service if you are disabled and need a hand to get around. They saved my bacon, they were brilliant!
What made our weekend the success it was though, was our stay at Summerhow House. Situated just outside Kendal, it sits in its own grounds, surrounded by mature trees that stand sentinel to the tranquility of the delightful gardens. Inside the house, the rooms are exquisite and offer a level of luxury and comfort completely unexpected of a B&B. Indeed, the quality of the service provided, and the attention to detail given by John and Janey, created an experience nothing short of sublime!
If you are visiting Kendal and are looking for somewhere special to stay, then it must be Summerhow House, it's truly a class act!

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Nelson, Lancashire
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
49 helpful votes
“Our favourite town”
Reviewed October 7, 2010

We have a holiday cottage at Keswick and visit Kendal on the way there and on the way back. There are all the shops that you could want and lovely indoor and outdoor markets. We always eat at The Union Jack Cafe which is GOOD, quick service and terrific value and there is a public car park at the rear. The town has a lovely welcoming feeling and I never, ever feel threatened there or feel that I have to watch my back, like you do in some towns. Try and visit at Noon and listen to The Town Hall clock music, which is fabulous. There are walks through the town alongside both sides of the river. In the book, "The Best Places to Retire To", Kendal is rated very highly and I am not surprised. We NEVER tire of visiting it.

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