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12th century castle

Amazing views of Kendal. I used to run around this castle when I was 11 years old at High School so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen F
Sydney, Australia
Fairly easy walk, great views, and neat ruins

The hike up to the Kendal Castle ruins was steadily uphill, but manageably so. Any time I I started... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb M
Edwardsville, Illinois
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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 walk up surrounding hills short climb catherine parr easy climb henry viii well worth the effort views are amazing short walk from the town centre worth a visit lake district lovely place to visit sunny day
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank SarahD2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank LinJ228
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

A short climb from the centre of town brings you to the centuries-old ruins of Kendal Castle. The series of information boards arranged around the site are brief enough to make for easy reading yet detailed enough to give you a sense of life 600...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit , fantastic views of the town and interesting to read about the history of the castle . It’s free of charge but no facilities

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The climb wasn’t the easiest to the top as we had a pram, maybe wasn’t my greatest idea! But that said the views are worth it! Good historic site loved it

Thank BillyS89
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for a nice walk out with all the family even the furry ones . Nice bit of history for the kids to do some reading on the posts . Nice spot for a picnic on a sunny day

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We happened across this on a flying visit to the shops and while it is a steep climb to the top of the hill from the town, we were greeted by great 360 degree views of the countryside. As well as the view, the castle...More

Thank Claire M
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Response from Lisa S | 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