Many of our attractions offer special rates and incentives for groups and their organisers.  Ask the individual museums and galleries for more information on booking.


Kendal has excellent transport links and is easily accessible by road and rail. It’s ideal for a stand alone group visit or use Kendal as a base for visiting the nearby Lake District, Yorkshire Dales or the North West.  The Lake District National Park boundary is under a mile away and it’s just a short distance to Bowness-on-Windermere (10 miles), Ambleside (13 miles), Hawkshead (17 miles) or Grasmere (19 miles).

See our Getting Around page for more useful information about travelling to Kendal.



Behind Blackhall Road Car Park
near Majestic Wine Warehouse (LA9 4BT)

Highgate (Kendal Town Centre)
by the Shakespeare Inn (LA9 4HE)

K Village – The Lakes Outlet
Lound Road entrance on A65 (Sat Nav LA9 7DZ)


Kendal Leisure Centre
Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7HX

Coach parking at £10 for up to 3 hours and £20 all day.
All day parking includes a free hot drink and swim (subject to pool availability) for drivers.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Peppercorn Lane, Kendal, LA9 5AL

Pre-booking preferred on 01539 722464
4 hours £8 and full day £15
Free if visiting Abbot Hall Art Gallery or Museum of Lakeland Life

Kendal College
Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, LA9 5AY

Parking available at weekends, public holidays and all week during college holiday periods.
Pay and display machine in operation
£15 full day