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.