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Kendal is an old market town well worth a visit with its many shops and restaurants.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum of Lakeland Life
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL
T: 01539 722464
Telling the story of Cumbria's social and industrial past, of the people of the Lake District before the arrival of the railway and motor vehicles.
See how the local people lived and worked in an assortment of recreated period rooms and workshops showing how they lived and how children played before the arrival of machinery. See a Lake District kitchen with its traditional utensils and recipes. The bedroom with its 17th century four-poster bed and its vernacular furniture and furnishings, and the farmhouse parlour with a working phonograph and rare 18th century oak panelling.
The gallery and museum also includes paintings, sketches and photographs taken by people of the area along with a showcase of fashion through the ages starting with original 18th century fashions right through to the mid 20th century
Kendal Museum of Natural History & Archaeology
Station Road , Kendal
T: 01539 721374
Kendal Museum houses a variety of imaginative displays with ‘hands-on' activities, worksheets and puzzles making it a place that all the family will enjoy and during the school holidays there are special activities for children.
In addition to a number of exhibitions held during the year the museum also houses the Hamer Collection, which is one of the largest collections of minerals from the Lake District.
Kendal Castle, now a ruin is reputed to be the home of Catherine Parr, the last surviving wife of Henry the VIII.
The Famous 1657 Chocolate House
This famous 1657 Chocolate House stands above the cobbled streets of Branthwaite Brow in the centre of Kendal and offer an opportunity to step back in time , enjoy a taste of Old English Charm, and discover the delights of chocolate in all its different forms.
Served by ladies in traditional dress try one of the 20 different chocolate drinks, one of the 14 handmade gateaux or other savoury and sweet items on the menu.
Learn about chocolate, watch the video and experience the chocolate fountain.
KENDAL LEISURE CENTRE
T: 01539 729777
lakes leisure Kendal is one of the largest sports, arts and leisure facilities in South Cumbria, offering a range of activities for all ages…Go swimming in our 25m pool, enjoy a work out in our newly extended 40+ station gym, challenge a friend to a game of squash, badminton or settle down to watch one of the stunning shows at our 900 seat theatre… we have something for everyone.
25 meter pool with a free form learner pool at Lakes Leisure in Kendal. UV-treated pool ensures a clean and safe swim.
Fully supervised by qualified lifeguards.
Public swimming lessons available during the week.
Fun sessions every Saturday from 15.00 - 17.00, which is great for kids so bring along dinghies, flippers, beach balls and other swim toys to make it a splash-tastic session.
Lake District Business Park, Kendal LA9 6NH
T: 01539 721766
Kendal Wall is the North's Premier Climbing Centre and has climbing fun for beginners and experts of all ages.
Kendal Golf Club