Views of Kendal (1)

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Cumbria, UK
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Kendal is the major town in Southern Lakeland and has a population of around 25000. The town is mentioned in the doomsday book of the 11th century, although occupation can be dated earlier. A site 2 miles to the south of the current town centre was a Roman fort from around 90 AD through to around 270 AD. It is mast famous for the production of Kendal Mint Cake, tobacco and snuff, although today tourism plays a large part in the towns economy. It has been nicknamed ‘Auld Grey Town’ due to the extensive use of grey limestone in buildings.

River Kent in Kendal

River Kent in Kendal

I found Kendal to be a wonderful open place with the river running through the town and lovely streets and places to visit and to get something to eat. We also visited the Quaker tapestry museum ( housed in the Towns Quauker meeting house) which houses a tapestry telling the story of the Quakers, which was interesting.

The High Street

The High Street

Bridge over River Kent

Bridge over River Kent

Abbot Hall (now an Art Gallery)

Abbot Hall (now an Art Gallery)

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