10 interesting things you maybe didn’t know about Kendal in north-west England

Sandwiched between two of England‘s most beautiful National Parks – the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, – it’s no wonder Kendal is more than just a stopover on the M6 motorway. This market town has enjoyed a rich tapestry of Roman legacies, medieval castles and Quaker heritage, not to mention its wool, snuff and other trades. Today, the settlment’s spirit of adventure lives on, with visitors appreciating not only what Kendal has to offer, but also the tranquillity of the nature and green spaces that surround it. Read on to learn more about this perfectly-positioned town.

Alternative names

Kendal is sometimes affectionately known as “Ye Auld Grey Town” – despite being surrounded by lush, green fields – since many of the homes and buildings are made from a grey limestone. It is also often referred to as “The Gateway to the Lakes” because

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