Cottage Holidays In The Lake District: Kendal (Part 1)

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We have a large choice of self-catering cottages in Kendal … if our two-part guide to Kendal appeals to you, then why not click here and take a look at them?

The bustling ‘Auld Grey Town’ of Kendal is stuffed to bursting with things to see and do, whether your passion’s culture, history, shopping or festivals. It’s an interesting town famous for many things like authors, K Shoes and Kendal Mint Cake. And let’s not forget its magnificent location just south of the Lake District National Park, acting as a magnet to walkers and climbers from near and far. So as you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to book a Kendal cottage with us.

‘Shop ‘til you drop’! Such an enjoyable experience in Kendal, from the lively banter at the indoor, outdoor and farmers’ markets, to the fascinating yards and ginnels crammed with delightful independent shops, showcasing everything from designer labels to handmade gifts. Look out for Wainwright’s Yard, the Elephant Yard Shopping Centre, Blackhall Yard and the K Village, a retail outlet offering famous brands at discount prices and home to the K Shoes Heritage Centre. And don’t miss a trip to Romney’s, whose Kendal Mint Cake went to the top of Everest in 1953! Talking of trekking, it will come as no surprise to find your own pair of walking boots inside your Kendal cottage – with all that wonderful countryside stretching as far as the eye can see, what a crime it would be to forget them! Aim for Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar, part of a limestone ridge affording breathtaking views over the Lyth Valley and Morecambe Bay beyond. Or head further into the Lakes or even the Yorkshire Dales National Park (just twenty minutes by car) for rambling at its very best.

Part two of our guide to Kendal to follow very soon!

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