A medieval house set in attractive gardens with a stunning rock garden and huge apple orchard. It remains lived in to this day by the Strickland family. A 647-hectare (1,600-acre) estate surrounds the house including limestone pasture, orchards and semi-natural woodland
Sizergh Castle, Sizergh
The Mayor’s Parlour distinguishes Kendal from most other Parish Councils in Cumbria. Situated within Kendal’s grand Town Hall, the Mayor’s Parlour provides an opportunity to learn about the history of Kendal and how it resonates through the town to this day. The role of Mayor has been important here in Kendal since 1575 during the reign […]Read More..
Now home to over 100 luxury chocolates and an impressive hot chocolate menu, the 1657 Chocolate House is a historic shop dating from the 1630s, although it was originally built as a private home. Pop in for luxury chocolates, personalised gifts and picture perfect boxes. An internationally renowned haven for chocoholics – not to be […]Read More..
Lose yourself on Castle Howe, discover remnants of our forgotten first Castle, and why not squeeze in a quick game in the shadow of one of our unusual historical monuments.Read More..
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Farrer’s of Kendal – are famous coffee and tea blenders and one of the oldest coffee roasting and blending shops in the country. Based on the busy high street, Farrer’s is well worth a stop to enjoy the traditional café.Read More..
From Tudor Monarchy to a Glorious Revolution, Kendal Castle has stood proudly on our skyline for centuries and offers breath-taking views of our historic town. New for 2018! To bring the history of our castle alive, a Kendal Castle Audio Trail has been created, scroll down to listen and download…Read More..
Our cloth, our bread, our snuff and our meat – Kendal’s famous yards formed the capillary network of our trade town – and sometimes literally…Read More..
Stand in awe within the ancient aisles of one if the UKs ‘Great Churches’, and marvel at the craftsmanship that surrounds you.Read More..
Explore this beautiful chapel, built in 1720, and its many unique features, including the Wilkinson Organ and decorative glass ceiling in the old Schoolroom.Read More..
The importance of our wool trade is echoed in Kendal’s motto – ‘Pannus mihi panis’ means ‘Cloth is my bread’. And cloth making really was the town’s bread and butter for over 600 years. It was the wool trade which breathed life into Kendal’s historic yards, and drew many people to live and work in […]Read More..