Kendalis at the very heart of the beautiful Lake District.

Set in dramatic scenery of tall mountains and deep lakes, it is as the poet, William Wordsworth said.

"The loveliest spot that man hath ever found".

The renowned children's author Beatrix Potter spent much of her life at Hill Top Farm, at nearby Sawrey. The house is open to visitors and is one of the busiest National Trust Properties in the region. Whilst also nearby Grasmere was home to Wordsworth, and his Golden Daffodils too, no doubt.

Of further note, Duddon and Eskdale valleys are both lakeless, but make up for this by their streams, which are like mountain torrents, crystal clear, with every stone visible from the stream bed.Between the two valleys one can travel the renowned Hardknott Pass, alongside the road on the Eskdale side is the ruined fort of Mediobogdum, home of a Roman garrison almost 2000 years ago.

So hills and lakes, dales and valleys - Swallows and Amazons, and exquisite beauty, its not just about a visit to Kendal but the Lake District demands attention as a whole.

Kendal itself has many attractions; excellent restaurants and cafe's with an abundance of good food and a wide variety of interesting shops.

Where to.. Shop:

Acanthus, 8 New Shambles, Kendal, Tel: 01539 730233
The Art Shop, 28c Finkle St, Kendal, Tel: 01539 722596
Midas, 121 Highgate, Kendal, Tel: 01539 734112
Past Times, 30 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Tel: 01539 722556

The Squirrel Loft, Yard 2 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Tel: 01539 735844

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