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
Welcome! We think Kendal will surprise you – it’s no ordinary market town. Our streets are alive with arts, events and culture, packed with intriguing history and renowned for great shopping. Our green spaces, woodland path and spectacular surrounding fells give every visitor a sense of adventure. Kendal is beautiful inside and out – we can’t wait […]Read More..
We think our town will surprise you – and you’ll pack so many unique experiences into one visit. From indulgent shopping to incredible food & drink, adventurous activities to leisurely strolls with wonderful views all around. Even Kendal’s nightlife has something for every taste. Take a look around to find out what Kendal has to […]Read More..
We’re more than a market town on the edge of the Lakes. There’s always something to do in Kendal – whatever the weather. Come and enjoy our national culture, arts and ambitious events along with quality shopping and spectacular surroundings that make our town unforgettable. We hope you enjoy your time in Kendal.Read More..
What happens in Kendal after dark? It’s far from a ‘sleepy’ market town – our restaurants, pubs, bars and entertainment venues come to life with something for every taste. Eat, drink, dance! You’ll find a vibrant selection of great places to eat – whether for a meal with the family, a special romantic evening, the […]Read More..
Visit-Kendal.co.uk is a destination website for the town and promotes Kendal’s distinctive offer to visitors and local people, including its retail, arts, culture and leisure offer, events and festivals and history and heritage. It also provides practical information to help visitors plan their visit to Kendal, including information about travel, transport and loos. The website […]Read More..
We are committed to protecting your personal data and privacy in accordance with the Data Protection Action 2018 (DPA 2018) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). At Visit Kendal we do not capture and store any personal data about individuals who access our website except where you choose to give us your personal details (name […]Read More..
Sometimes only a dose of retail therapy will do. But our town offers so much more than your average trawl of the shops. Find your favourite high street names, or meet some of Kendal’s friendly independent retailers for a unique and memorable shopping experience. Admire our beautiful buildings and interesting architecture as you wander and […]Read More..
What makes Kendal a festival town, with a packed calendar of events? Maybe it’s our passion for celebrating what we love and welcoming the world to enjoy it with us. From the very best of local food and drink to internationally renowned arts and comedy, outdoor adventure to traditional craft and rural traditions… events and […]Read More..
Find out how we roll in Kendal, follow the lives of our creative and outdoorsy community and see what visitors make of our town. Share your own experiences by using #kendal on your social media posts. #KENDALRead More..
Kendalians have always been creative people so it’s no wonder our town is home to a fabulous collection of galleries, museums and art centres – here for you to enjoy all year round. Spend a fascinating day soaking up our culture, or stay for a while to explore all our local and internationally important attractions. […]Read More..
Variety is the spice of life and in Kendal, you’ll find an eclectic mix of local, traditional, international and contemporary food & drink. Come along for a taste adventure… We love good food and drink in Kendal, and you’ll find so many interesting places to refuel. Our community is home to passionate artisans, fantastic chefs, […]Read More..
From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. We are delighted 60 restaurants and pubs are participating in the scheme within a 5 mile radius of Kendal Town Hall. Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme […]Read More..
Following the latest Government guidance we are delighted that many businesses across our town will re-open on 15 June. Shops are being asked to carefully follow guidance to ensure staff and visitors safety remains the priority. We look forward to welcoming you to the centre of town to support our local businesses and enjoy some […]Read More..
Welcome to the promotional toolkit for Kendal businesses. The Visit Kendal website has been developed to showcase Kendal and to celebrate all it has to offer – the people, landscape, culture, festivals, shopping, eateries and events. This business toolkit has been created to provide tools and guidance to help you positively promote your business and join […]Read More..
Search our Clubs and Societies Directory for details of the clubs, groups and societies you can find in Kendal. (Please note this is a new directory and some clubs are yet to upload their details.)Read More..
2017 was a great year for Kendal and here we have gathered a few of our highlights for you to remember. Festivals & Events Our fantastic roster of events and festivals grew with old favourites and a few new arrivals: Lakes Alive Festival took place in September with vibrant performances and successful installations across town. View the […]Read More..
Whether it’s a special summer occasion or simply the end of another working day, make the most of the long summer evenings here in Kendal. Kendal is the perfect destination to enjoy the brighter months; discover a new favourite restaurant, catch up with friends over a tipple in one of our bars and head to […]Read More..
There’s so much to do in Kendal you’ll be spoilt for choice. Discover our bustling market square, an abundance of historic buildings and a beautiful river walk. Let us inspire you with weird and wonderful Kendal facts alongside the latest news on our blog.Read More..
Kendal is once again playing host to an action packed calendar of events and festivals this year. These events bring an influx of people to our town and provide business opportunities for local businesses in and around Kendal town centre. Here is a list of the main events taking place in Kendal this year along […]Read More..
We know December is a busy month and it can be hard to fit in Christmas shopping amongst festive gatherings, parties and family adventures. That’s why our shops and boutiques have extended their opening hours, providing countless opportunities to find the perfect Christmas gifts in Kendal this December.Read More..
Lakes Alive was a family friendly festival of spectacular happenings taking place across public spaces and hidden places across Kendal. The festival took place from 2016 – 2018. The Lake District National Park Authority has announced the conclusion of its annual cultural event – Lakes Alive. The popular arts festival has brought exciting art from […]Read More..
Visit Shopappy Kendal to see the brilliant products and services local independent shops and businesses have on sale here in Kendal in one place! Shopappy aims to encourage you to go into town and use the shops and businesses nearby. But sometimes you do not have time. The site brings all of the products together […]Read More..
Swipii is Kendal’s loyalty scheme. Pick up your Swipii card next time you shop and use in the participating businesses throughout the town. Swipe your card at the iPad point at checkout whenever you make a purchase and collect your points.Read More..