Kendal is located to the southern regions of Lake District. M6 motorway’s junction 36 is six miles apart from Kendal Cumbria. Kendal Cumbria is ideal for family get-togethers and vacations. As of 2001, the population was nearly 28,000.
Kendal Cumbria is home two castles, historical structures, restaurants, bridges, public houses, schools, and hotels. The town offers wonderful opportunities for photography.
Kendal Cumbria is often viewed as a gateway to Lake District. Windermere is only nine miles apart, whereas Keswick is 30 miles apart. The remaining lakes can be reached within one or two hours from Kendal.
Kendal has served as an important destination for trade and commerce. Kendal is renowned for its wool. The motto of the town was ‘pannus mihi panis’, which means ‘wool is my bread’.
Kendal is also home to a large footwear industry. The K-shoes brand is housed in Kendal. The shopping arcade in Kendal was once a warehouse.
The town is renowned the world over for its Kendal Mint Cake. The original recipe was created by Joseph Wiper. The manufacturing industries in Kendal nearly vanished with the closure of the canals in the 1940s.
Kendal is situated on the river Kent. It lies in Cumbria’s eastern edge. The town was predominantly comprised of grey stone. Hence, it was nicknamed ‘the auld grey town’. The town is home to a medieval market, featuring music, pageantry, and entertainment shows. The streets are replete with jugglers, clowns, jesters, and players. The market stalls are home to a wide range of knickknacks.
Kendal Cumbria prospered due to the wool trade. During the 14th century the trade grew by leaps and bounds. This was also the time when Flemish weavers arrived here. The banks of the River Kent are home to umpteen mills.
The byways and lanes of the town are cobbled. The houses were named after its owners. The banks of the river are home to weaving sites, dyeing works, and modern factories.
Kendal Cumbria’s stone ruins are situated on a hill on the town’s western edge. Kendal Castle was constructed by the de Lancaster family. A lot of timber was used in the construction. It was later rebuilt with stone.
The ruins of the castle do not exhibit evidence of a gatehouse or keep. The ruins of the towers and walls exist till today. The castle fell into utter neglect and ruin. Its stone was used for the construction of other buildings.