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Kendal Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Kendal, England
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Lovely 360 views of Kendal

A short walk from the town centre of Kendal, the castle is on a hill overlooking the whole town. The paths were a bit muddy, but we did go at the end of December. The walk was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toppesfield, United Kingdom
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Toppesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the town centre of Kendal, the castle is on a hill overlooking the whole town. The paths were a bit muddy, but we did go at the end of December. The walk was quite nice and the views were great on a clear day, but it would have been a bit better if the information on... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to go for a walk and great views over Kendal. Castle mostly in ruins but areas for exploration.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view when you are looking out from the castle to the surrounding countryside is quite stunning and well worth the short steep climb. I would say for me and my wife it was little spoilt by the endless dogs running around past you barking at you, I do like dogs but I felt the owners seem to not really... More 

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Thank Nedstar1
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice walk with dogs and fantastic views all round.very popular with families anddog walkers.it was only just round the corner from our holiday apartment.

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Thank gazandcoll
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the climb up from this lovely town- views are fantastic and extensive, north and west across the peaks of the Lake District- excellent on a clear summer's evening as the sun sets. Ruins are relatively modest but still worth scrambling about and reading the information panels. Easy walk back down into town for a well deserved cuppa!

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Thank StelucLive
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A steep climb, but well worth it. Quite a modest amount of ruins, but well linked to vvery important hisorically and quite fantastic views

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Although Kendal Castle is only a ruin now it still has its charms and on our visit the first snows of winter had fallen over the mountains of the Lake District which made for excellent views and photos.

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Thank Oldgoldwolf
Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A good excuse to climb a very steep hill. The kites were good but just finishing. The views over Kendal were wonderful and gave a whole new perspective to the town.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The castle has received some funding in recent years, and is worth a visit if you’re in the town. I particularly appreciated the several information boards within the castle grounds, since they helped to explain a little of the castle’s history and showed how it might have looked in its heyday. The views from the castle are quite good too.

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Thank PJandSJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing place to be ,is giving you a stunning view over Kendal Town. I did attach one picture with the sunset ,is superb

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