Kendal is an old market town situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the country – the English Lake District. The town’s unique blend of history, culture and shopping make it a very popular destination for visitors.

There are attractions for all ages, fascinating museums, modern and historic art and a variety of leisure facilities. The shopping is diverse with many High Street names but the town is known particularly for specialist shops – quality independent traders offering a range of goods unrivalled anywhere in the Lake District.

Many of the buildings in Kendal are Victorian and constructed in local limestone (giving rise to the epithet “the Auld Grey Town”), but there are much older buildings, particularly the “Yards” for which the town is justifiably famous. There are even the remains of a Norman Castle and the town’s history stretches back even further.