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Things to do in Kendal

Attractive market town and gateway to the Lake District

Are you looking for things to do in Kendal? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   River Kent, Kendal Mint Cake and Castles


Did you know...

  • The famous Kendal Mint Cake was used to supply Ernest Shackleton's 1914-17 Transarctic Expedition.
  • Historian David Starkey was born and raised in Kendal and attended Kendal Grammar School.



 

  Attractions

Windermere Lake Cruises

We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake.
Winander House
Glebe Road
Bowness-on-Windermere
LA23 3HE

 

The World Of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District's natural beauty and abundant wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much-loved stories.
Crag Brow
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3BX

Recommended by Noel Weston, Manchester

 

Bigland Hall Equestrian

Premier Horse Riding in the Lake District.
Bigland Hall
Backbarrow
Cumbria
LA12 8PB

 

Predator Experience

Predator Experience provides innovative bird of prey falconry days, reptile and mammal experiences within the Lake District.
Barn Close, Ayside, Cartmel
Grange-over-Sands
Cumbria
LA11 6HY

 

Arnside And Silverdale FREE

National Trust - A national and internationally important wildlife area.
near Arnside
Cumbria
LA5 0HG

 

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium on the southern shore of Windermere. Explore the lakes of the world and discover incredible creatures.
Newby Bridge
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 8AS

01539530153

 

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive hands-on displays.
Hale
Milnthorpe
LA7 7FE

01539563027

 

Hill Top

National Trust - Delightful 17th-century house.
Cumbria
LA22 0LF

 

Fell Foot Park FREE

National Trust - Lakeshore park with stunning mountain views.
Newby Bridge
Windermere
LA12 8NN

 

Townend

National Trust - One of the finest examples of domestic Lake District architecture.
Troutbeck
Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 1LB

 

Sizergh Castle & Garden

National Trust - A family home since the Middle Ages.
Sizergh
Near Kendal
LA8 8AE

 

Stott Park Bobbin Mill Museum

English Heritage - Near to the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill was begun in 1835.
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Cumbria
Ulverston
LA12 8AX

 
 

  Museums

Museum Of Lakeland Life And Industry

This award winning Museum takes you back through time to explore the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants.
Abbot Hall
Kendal
LA9 5AL

01539722464

 

Lakeland Motor Museum

The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley.
Old Blue Mill, Kendal Road
Backbarrow
Cumbria
LA12 8TA

01539530400

 
 

  Parks

Beckmickle Ing FREE

Birdsong, bluebells and beauty - Beckmickle Ing, on the banks of the River Kent, has it all. This is a well-loved ancient woodland.
Burneside
Cumbria
LA8 9AA

 

Beech Hill Wood FREE

Beech Hill Wood is situated in the Parish of Cartmel in the Lake District National Park and was purchased by the Woodland Trust.
Storrs
Cumbria
LA23 3LR

 
 

  Galleries

Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum

One of Britain's finest small art galleries.
Kirkland
Kendal
LA9 5AL

01539722464

 
 

  Golf

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club is set between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in that secret jewel of the North West, the Lune Valley.
Scalebar Lane
Barbon
Carnforth
Cumbria
LA6 2LE

 

Sedbergh Golf Club

Golf Club.
Catholes
Abbot Holme
Sedbergh
Cumbria
LA10 5SS

 

Windermere Golf Club

Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the English Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells; the scenery is breath taking.
Cleaharrow
Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3NB

 

Grange Over Sands Golf Club

Golf club and golf course in Grange over Sands with available memberships and visitor offers on green fees.
Meathop Road
Grange-over-Sands
Cumbria
LA11 6QX

 
 

  Climbing

Kendal CrazyClimb

The new CrazyClimb at Lakeland Climbing Centre is indoor climbing with a difference.
The Lakeland Climbing Centre
Unit 27, Lake District Business Park
Kendal
LA9 6NH

Recommended by Lucy Downham, Kendal
“Its a fun and wacky new activity! its also a unique and original way to climb without any of the complicated rope tying or complicated safety devices. There are twelve different wacky towers, all with different mind bending themes to challenge yourself and friends.”

 

Lakeland Climbing Centre

Lakeland Climbing Centre offering superb indoor and outdoor rock climbing in the Lake District.
Lake District Business Park
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 6NH

01539721766

 

Climb 365

Climb365 is based in the English Lake District and uses professional instructors and guides to offer you a great day on the hill.
Dales Cottage, 111 Milnthorpe Road
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 5HH

 

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