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10 great reasons to choose Kendal as a base for your next Lake District holiday

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Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or someone considering coming to Kendal for the first time, here are 10 reasons why the town is a great place to visit.

1. Kendal is easily accessible by road or rail but just a mile from the Lake District National Park.

2. Kendal is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

3. Kendal is very lucky to have an excellent events venue in the form of the Brewery Arts Centre.

4. Kendal has numerous good restaurants, caf├ęs, pubs and bars.

5. Kendal is great for shopping with a good mix of local and High Street stores.

6. Kendal has more of a local, year-round feel than many of the more seasonal honeypot towns of the Lakes.

7. Kendal has lots of interesting attractions – Kendal Castle, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Museum, the Quaker Tapestry Museum, a 12th Century parish church and the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.

8. Kendal is an excellent location for local produce, and has its own farmers market and several award-winning farm shops nearby.

9. Kendal is an ideal base for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and even has its own ski slope and climbing wall.

10. The people of Kendal are friendly!

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