Things to do in Kendal

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Things to Do in Kendal

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  • Charlene Carabott
    Birzebbuga, Malta112 contributions
    We had a lovely day here, first exploring the beautiful and very well kept gardens. There's lush greenery everywhere you look, all tidy and pleasing to the eye. Our 4 year old enjoyed the little play area too

    Upon entering the house we were provided with a little game for the kid which kept her entertained while we walked through the rooms.

    Lunch at the Levens Cafe was really yummy and there are both savory and sweet options to suit everyone's tastes.

    A short 3 minute walk away is Levens Deer Park, which is another beautiful place worth a visit if you are in the area
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • jonnybid79
    Reading, UK22 contributions
    Though more an old house than a castle in my opinion i would recommend visiting. As a national trust member it was all included.

    Nice gardens and plenty of walks; shame we could not see more of the Castle but a good day out and I would recommend it for the family.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Jessica H
    2 contributions
    Really lovely experience for my grandson. Lots of activities and he loved feeding the animals! Outdoor play and indoor play
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Adris S
    adelaide australia186 contributions
    Spent the day at Bowness on Windermere great day lots to see and do , you can hire a tow boat or motorised bike to go on the lake
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • cazm652015
    Leeds, UK148 contributions
    It was a bit of a steep path, but worth it. Despite the awful weather, there were many people at the castle. Families with children, and dog walkers and hikers. There are information boards. No facilities, so take a picnic, in the better weather. It is a very historic site. AND it is free.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • cazm652015
    Leeds, UK148 contributions
    As well as the individual tapestries, there are information boards, and a talking handset. Also two videos. An excellent child friendly play area. Pleasant staff, who are willing to answer questions. I bought an annual pass, as it needs many hours to appreciate and absorb the information. There is a cafe.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • Christine C
    High Bentham, UK40 contributions
    Enjoyed the Turner & Ruskin exhibitions today. Small criticism the small paintings on wood blocks are much too low to see without kneelind down, and I would fear to get up again!
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • felicesisi
    Kendal, UK43 contributions
    We took advantage of the early pizza offer and are very glad we did! Freshly cooked and topped with quality ingredients, delicious too. The brewery arts centre offers so much for all ages. There are creative courses, dance and music. Concerts, Cinema and good food. What’s not to like, check it out 😃
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • k8rew
    Liverpool, UK322 contributions
    We visited as we were staying in nearby Grange, the nature reserve was recommended ahead of our trip and we are glad we visited.
    There was a small free car park at the entrance and then a boardwalk which took you in a circular of Foulshaw Moss, the highlight was certainly the pair of nesting Ospreys which you can easily see with a scope or binoculars. Several other hides to sit off in, we watched a variety of birds visiting the feeders.
    A great place to visit, if we were local I would be here several times a week.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • g1960c
    Burnley, UK207 contributions
    We’d picked out the Emporium as a place to visit before arriving in Kendal, as it was at the opposite side of town it provided a decent walk and a good chance to stroll around an antiques shop.
    The place itself was not dis-similar to several we’ve visited before with lots of dealers all having their own area stacked high with antiques and in some cases brick a brac.
    We spent a good hour and a half looking at all the dealers wares which all brought memories of earlier years and childhood rushing back. There were a couple of items we may well have purchased if we hadn’t been on foot, but the fact we didn’t always leaves us the chance of a return visit.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • Linda M
    4 contributions
    We loved everything about our visit to this local Museum. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful and the shop was well stocked.
    Written 9 January 2020
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  • Marty and Robert
    16 contributions
    The volunteers/tour staff at the door were incredibly friendly and welcoming.

    My partner and I decided to pass through the church on a roadtrip to Kendal.

    It is fascinating and well worth a visit. The staff/volunteers handing out guide maps/information were all smiling and eager to assist tourists with any questions they had about the church. We didn't feel like we were intruding or anything was too much bother.

    I'm not a religious person but you can really appreciate the architecture, windows and design without having an inclination towards any particular faith. Not that we were expecting it, nor have we ever encounter it, but there was absolutely no religious hard-sell or attempt to provide religious messages or guidance to tourists - a welcoming and friendly place for all!

    A lovely addition to our trip through Kendal and a huge thank you to the volunteers/tour guide staff, you made our day!
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Anna Hesmondhalgh
    Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions
    Have been here multiple times in the past years, but I mainly feel a connection as my Nana visited often when she was younger. The exhibits are a bit old fashioned but I think that adds to the charm. Recommend it :)
    Written 5 August 2021
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  • Snowdon B
    18 contributions
    Nice changing village. Fun mats and floats family session. Free parking for 3 hours. Friendly staff.
    Written 29 October 2021
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  • 70ish
    Worcester, UK2,230 contributions
    A small average shopping centre on two floors it was quite busy during my visit, a reasonable mix of shops and small market area
    Written 20 April 2022
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