Sing for Summer

Celebrate the summer months by joining one of our local singing events. Whether you are a trained vocalist, love to serenade the shower or prefer to sit back and listen. Kendal offers something for everyone. Love to sing, but worried about your talent? The Dawn Chorus of Growing Singing is an informal drop-in group where […]

Kendal gin wins top award

A NEW gin made with juniper berries plucked under moonlight from the Lakeland Fells has scooped a top award. Pennington’s Lakeland Moon Gin, a traditionally distilled London Dry Gin, won a silver award from the International Spirits Challenge 2017, in which a team of professional tasters test drinks from all over the world over seven […]

Shopping for so much more than Mint Cake!

by Elizabeth Yeowart of What Lizzy Loves. I never forget how fortunate I am to live in Skipton, a small market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, popular with tourists from around the globe. I’m not a native of the town, (or even of the county of North Yorkshire; I was […]

The Quirky Traveller’s Take on Kendal

Travel back in time in Kendal by Zoe Dawes Did you know that the ‘K’ in ‘K Shoes’ stands for Kendal? Or that Postman Pat came from Kendal? This attractive town in north west England on the edge of the Lake District is a treasure trove of hidden secrets and fascinating facts. I’ve worked here for […]

Stargazing from Kendal Castle

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm and head outdoors for a night time adventure and see the night sky in all its glory. Look up to the sky and see amazing constellations of stars, planets and galaxies – and if you’re lucky enough – the Northern Lights or a shooting star. Kendal […]

Wool Heritage & Current Couture

Kendal boasts an incredibly diverse range of businesses including Horsley Couture, who pride themselves on high-quality British manufacturing inspired by the wool heritage here in Kendal. Here’s more from owner Elle: We make all the garments ourselves, in our factory in Kendal, Cumbria, where we have a dedicated team of accomplished ladies stitching away to […]

Top 5 Kendal Adventures

The central and northern Lakeland towns may hold the promise of river deep and mountain high, but Kendal is a great place to get a taste of adventure. From pan flat trails to panoramic slopes with views other towns can only dream of, there’s plenty of opportunity for challenging yourself and the family. Kirstie Pelling […]

Family Places & Green Spaces in Kendal

Kendal is packed with family friendly places and open spaces – you just have know where to look. And from the kites that whirl over Kendal Castle on a windy day to the butterfly that perpetually flutters by on the woodland alphabet trail, it’s worth seeking out the more colourful experiences. If you are staying […]