Whether you are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your wedding anniversary, your partner’s birthday or another special occasion, staying at our Kendal hotel provides the ideal destination for a romantic break. Close to beautiful countryside, you can guarantee your trip away will be one to remember.
Here we look at why Kendal is a favourite amongst couples looking for an enchanting getaway:
Take a short drive from Kendal and you can be in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Whether you are looking for an adventurous break together or one where you can sit and take in the stunning views, the Cumbrian countryside here can oblige. On a sunny day there is nothing nicer than heading to the Lakeland fells for a day’s hiking; take a picnic to enjoy from a secluded spot. If you both enjoy a thrill, have a tree top adventure in Grizedale or Whinlatter Forest; be sure to take a photo as your partner flies past you on a zip wire. Alternatively take a romantic steam boat ride on Ullswater, allowing you to relax and watch the landscape pass you by; pony trekking can also offer a more sedate option.
The food you eat during your special break is as equally important as what you do during the day. When staying in the Kendal you can be sure that you will enjoy hearty meals using local produce, including the famous Cumberland sausage. During the day, stop by one of the Lake District’s many tearooms to sample traditional Lakeland baking such as Grasmere gingerbread, Borrowdale tea loaf and Cartmel sticky toffee pudding. In the evening, enjoy a meal in one of the area’s cosy pubs and while sat in front of the fire, tuck into lamb from the fells, local game and cheese.
If you want to find your partner a special gift to mark the occasion, you will be spoilt for choice, as the Lake District houses many unique gift shops, galleries and jewellers. Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere are all good starting points, as they are the main shopping areas in the National Park. However, as you travel through the many Lakeland villages, you will stumble upon a variety of craft workshops selling everything from paintings of local scenes to woollen goods and ceramics. Whatever you choose for your partner, you can be sure that every time they see it, it will serve as a reminder of their magical break at our Kendal accommodation.