Quaker Tapestry

Kendal’s Quaker Tapestry Museum reopens – from Tuesday 18 May

Posted on 10th May 2021

One of Cumbria’s smallest museums – the Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal – is delighted to be welcoming visitors back from Tuesday 18 May as part of the government’s four-phase reopening plan for England. Their reopening marks 40 years since a chance remark, by an 11-year-old boy, led to the creation of one of the […]

Creative Tourist

Kendal featured as a northern gem by Creative Tourist

Posted on 1st May 2021

Creative Tourist is an arts and travel site which uncovers the best cultural events in some of the UK’s most creative destinations. In fact, over a million people read creativetourist.com every year! This spring, Creative Tourist shine the spotlight on our beautiful town and highlight the wonderful attractions we have here on our doorstep. One of the […]

Westmorland County Show Shire Horses Display

Westmorland County Show extends to two days for 2021

Posted on 26th April 2021

We’re pleased to share news that the Westmorland County Show will be held over 2 days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September 2021 making it the first time in our history that the County Show will be a multi-day event. The agricultural show in Westmorland has taken place for 222 years, bringing together communities, […]

Quaker Tapestries

Explore Innocent Food and Drink at the Quaker Tapestry Museum

Posted on 10th March 2021

Have you visited Kendal’s Quaker Tapestry Museum? The Quaker Tapestry Museum is a stunning collection of 77 embroidered panels. The colourful tapestry panels measure 63.5cms x 53.3cms and are made using a mix of five ancient stiches and a new one, invented for the project. The ‘Quaker Stitch’ is now used by embroiderers around the world. World […]

Kendal Castle

Staycation destination for 2021

Posted on 3rd March 2021

Staycations are firmly back on the map and with many of us missing out on holidays in 2020, accommodation in popular UK resorts is filling up fast for summer 2021. Kendal makes the perfect destination for your 2021 staycation, whether your looking for a weekend of retail therapy and fascinating heritage or an adventurous week […]

Kendal Wool Gathering

Kendal Wool Gathering Returns this Weekend

Posted on 24th October 2019

The annual celebration of the cloth returns this weekend at Kendal Leisure Centre. The family-friendly Kendal Wool Gathering is returning for its seventh year and has become one of the most popular events on the town’s calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from across the country. Westmorland Agricultural Society will be bringing along its outdoor Farm […]


Discover Kendal Castle with the new Audio Trail

Posted on 23rd February 2018

If you’ve visited Kendal you’ll have noticed our wonderful castle ruins situated high atop a glacial drumlin overlooking the town, you may have taken a lovely leisurely stroll up for a closer look at the remaining walls and to take in the stunning views across Kendal. For 2018, there is a new way to delve […]