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Things To Do When You Visit Kendal

Mar 22, 2008
There are many Kendal attractions, which will help to keep all, entertained when they are visit this town situated in the southern part of the Lake District. Because of its location, the town of Kendal is in fact ideally situated to meet everybody's requirements when visiting the Lake District.

The town of Kendal is situated around 9 miles for Windermere and only around 30 miles from Keswick. Both which have beautiful lakes which one can not only wander around, but also offer you the chance to do some water sports as well.

However, as you walk through the streets of this town you will be astounded by the diversity of the architecture. There are buildings in this town that were designed and built by well-known local architects that date as far back as the 14th Century.

As well as buildings like these, one can enjoy the camp at Watercrook, which was built by the Roman's during their time in occupation of the city. Also, you can visit a number of castles and churches that were built during Norman times. One such Castle that you should consider visiting whilst in Kendal is Sizergh Castle. This is where the Strickland family still reside and whose ancestors originally built the property.

The castle is located close to the town and the original part of the building is medieval but it was then further extended in Elizabethan times. Along with spending time wandering through the building and enjoying the oak panelled rooms and furniture that is on display. You can also spend some time just wandering around the castles gardens, which has two lakes and also a magnificent rock garden as well.

However, for a little bit more fun and excitement and a place that the kids are sure to enjoy is Lakeland Maize Maze. This is to be found at Raines Hall Farm in Sedgwick, which is a short drive from Kendal. Along with the main maze, there are plenty of other mini ones available that will keep the whole family amused. Along with the maze's you will also find that, the farm offers go-karting (indoor track) as well as tractor and trailer rides, plus much more.

If you are looking to try some of the local food and fare that the area produces then a visit to Kendal Market during your time in the town is a must. The main markets are held here every Wednesday and Saturday, but on the last Friday of each month, a farmer's market takes place here. Also during the spring bank holiday, you will find that they arrange a medieval market also. Here you will be offered the chance to try some medieval fare along with watch the jugglers and jesters.

So as you can see from above there are plenty of Kendal attractions that one can enjoy when you stay in the town. But you will also find that because of its location, there are plenty of others you can enjoy further a field, but this will depend on just how long you are staying in Kendal for.
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