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Great views of Kendal

We walked from Kendal to the Castle ruins on a clear, sunny autumn day. It was an easy hike and you... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Lawrence S
Northampton, United Kingdom
Nice walk rewarded

Easy to find, just outside the centre of Kendal and the views are full 360 degrees. What's nice to... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Castle Hill, Kendal LA9 7BJ, England
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All reviews information boards nice walk worth the climb steep hill lovely view short climb walk up surrounding hills henry viii well worth the effort town centre worth a visit lovely place to visit sunny day ruins picnic catherine
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

A stunning location to visit. A full intense week of training had the evenings to venture out with my group. The castle was spectacular for photography at night. The walks and surrounding areas were tranquil. Such a friendly home from home feeling. Make a stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

I’m obviously a fan of history but this castle is fabulous. Lots of it left and great information boards so you can know all there is to know! Up high so you get a beautiful view of the town. A must if you are in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Kendal Castle sits majestically over our town. It is a great walk up to it and the new interpretation panels really enhance a visit. Once up there you can walk around it and enjoy great view of Kendal (on a clear day).

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We walked from Kendal to the Castle ruins on a clear, sunny autumn day. It was an easy hike and you get some great views of Kendal. It's quite an open spot. Well worth a trip to take in the view and some history of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Easy to find, just outside the centre of Kendal and the views are full 360 degrees. What's nice to see is that, for a site that is not staffed, it is clean and the signage is untouched by vandals. (That's rare where I live unfortunately.)

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The hike up to the Kendal Castle ruins was steadily uphill, but manageably so. Any time I I started to feel fatigued, I caught sight of a stalwart elderly Englishman toiling up the hillside thoroughly shaming me! The ruins were fascinating providing some great photos....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deb M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We enjoyed the walk to these old ruins, and the boards around were interesting to get a feel of the history of the site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SarahD2020
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Well worth the short climb with specatular views all round. Loads of walks to satisfy my Labrador, who walked back to the hotel with a tired smile on his face!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LinJ228
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Amazing views of Kendal. I used to run around this castle when I was 11 years old at High School so this has interesting memories for me! It's awesome to think about the history of this building and how important it was to local and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karenfS5983IX
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We only went to the castle as it seemed like a great quick place to walk our dog whilst we stopped over in Kendal for one night and what a little gem it was. After a bit of a climb up the hill you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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27 August 2018|
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Response from lisasA5752YP | Reviewed this property |
It’s quite a steep climb and there is a route that starts with shale path with leads to grass , so there is a route where there are no steps .but I do think you would struggle with a wheelchair x
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Response from nigel m | Reviewed this property |
Head for Netherfield cricket club there is some free car parking next to their official car park ,also street parking near castle stores a bit further round the corner and signposted from main rd Google map to find if unsure More