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Holidays don’t have to be expensive trips, There is plenty of things to keep you occupied while staying in Kendal.
Kendal Museum; “Where History and Nature meet”
The Museum of Natural History and Archaelogy is one of the oldest musuems in the country, housing displays of natural history and archaelogy from local and global sources.
The museum is situated just opposite Kendal Train station so why not pop in if you have just got off the train or waiting for your train to arrive. There is FREE entry to all and it is open Tuesday to Saturday.
K Shoe Heritage Centre
The K Shoe Heritage Centre is situated on the top floor of the K Village outlet next to the Riverside. The unique Heritage centre tells the story of show making in Kendal and how it has changed of the last 160 years both for employees and the local community. The centre is open every day from 9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday’s 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Kendal originally had 2 castles. The only remaining castle (ruins) is situated on mound like hill opposite the hostel over the river. The Castle was most likely built in the late 12th century and was home to the Lancaster family who were Barons of Kendal. The most known family associated with the castle is the Parr family, including Catherine Parr (the 6th wife of Henry VIII). There is a great view from up the castle of Kendal and perfect to take a picnic up to enjoy the views.
Kendal Parish Church
The Parish Church is mostly 18th Century but has been a place of worship since 13th Century. Its Cumbria’s largest Parish Church and one of England’s too. The Parish Church has 5 aisles, two on each side of the nave, a fine western tower and also a peel of ten bells.
Kendal has an indoor and outdoor market. The indoor market is open 6 days a week and the outdoor market is open on Wednesday and Saturday.