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Hotels in Kendal – The Gateway to the Lakes

10 May 2012

Hotels in Kendal – The Gateway to the Lakes

Staying in hotels in Kendal puts you right at the heart of the ‘Gateway to the Lakes’. With the beautiful English Lake District on your doorstep you can expect nothing less than sheer scenic beauty and adventure. The town of Kendal has a rich history being at the centre of a thriving wool and footwear industry. Probably its most famous export is Kendal mint cake, a glucose-based confectionery flavoured with peppermint that is a favourite with explorers of the Lake District.

Hotels in Kendal are also near to plenty of exciting historic buildings including the Parish Church, the ruins of Kendal Castle and Kendal Museum. As well as all this, you still have the beautiful lakes to explore!

The Lake District

The Lake District National Park is an extremely popular holiday destination. It is the largest of the thirteen national parks in England and Wales and the second largest in the UK. This stunning region boasts the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike and the largest lakes in the country, Windermere and Wastwater. Hotels in Kendal provide the perfect base from which to explore this great natural environment. The dramatic landscape is made up of mountains and valleys, lakes and rivers, forests and woodlands and waterfalls. Nestled amongst these are a number of charming towns and villages to explore.

The Lake District offers visitors not only spectacular scenery but a vast array of activities from walking and cycling to climbing and sailing. There are also a number of top attractions from museums and parks to theatres and gardens. Whether you’re staying in hotels in Kendal as a family, with friends or as a couple, you’ll find plenty to do in the Lakes.

Visiting Windermere

If you’re looking for a break with variety, the Lake District really is the ideal destination. Staying in hotels in Kendal also allows you to explore all of the other towns and villages. All with their own unique characters, there is plenty in the way of history, shopping and entertainment within each.

The linked towns of Windermere and Bowness are at the very heart of the Lakes and have been attracting visitors since Victorian times. The town of Windermere not only boasts the 17km long lake but a wealth of shops, cafes and art galleries. There are also a number of excellent opportunities for water sports including canoeing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. Bowness was once a fishing village and today it is a busy tourist destination. There is also a splendid mix of visitor attractions, shops and restaurants. Hotels in Kendal are just a 30 minute drive from Bowness and Winderemere.

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