Kendal is the cultural capital of the South Lakes, a riverside market town gem with a lively festival and events scene and a world class art gallery. The town offers a unique shopping experience around its old Wynds and Yards, plus a fantastic choice of indoor and outdoor markets. Fast mainline rail links to London and Scotland make this Southern gateway into the Lake District National Park a popular choice for both business and leisure visitors to the Lakes.
Some of the best museums and galleries in the region are here, notably the internationally acclaimed Abbot Hall Art Gallery within a Grade listed Georgian Hall which features work by local artist George Romney alongside water colours by Ruskin and Turner and contemporary gems by Paula Rego, Picasso, Hockney, Schwitters and Hepworth.Explore the social and ancient history of the Lake District in the Kendal Museum or Museum of Lakeland Life.
Stroll up to the remains of medieval Kendal Castle and enjoy year round best cinema, comedy, theatre, and visual arts at the award-winning Brewery Arts Centre which hosts premier annual festivals including the Kendal Mountain Festival, the street art Mintfest and the Westmorland Music Festival. If you're looking to sample some of the Lake District's finest local produce then base yourself in a Kendal B&B or holiday cottage and be close to Kendal's wonderful mix of farmer's markets, wholefood and vegetarian cafes, world cuisine restaurants and bistros, quirky tearooms and caf
Kendal accommodation caters for all featuring everything from luxury 4 and 5 Star Grade Listed guest houses to chic modern luxury apartments around the town centre and country house hotels and family cottages in the surrounding South Lakes countryside just minutes from the National Park border and the M6 motorway. Search for a place to stay in Kendal, Lakeland's beautiful market town with a best arts, culture and specialist shopping scene. Book Kendal accommodation online now.