Cumbria
Kendal
Kendal The Essential
Built from the local limestone, the "Auld Grey Town" of Kendal is the thriving centre for a wide area. It was the birthplace of Henry VIII's sixth wife, Catherine Parr, but was famous for its wool trade well before her day. From the castle, there is a fine view of the town and its hill backdrop. Kendal is also renowned for its Mint Cake, a chocolate-covered delicacy known for its energy-giving qualities.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Kendal
Levens Hall and Gardens
Levens Hall and Gardens
Levens Hall is an Elizabethan stately
60 minutes
Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life
Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life
Abbot Hall, an 18C country house, is now
60 minutes