Guest Info About Kendal

You will find Hillside Bed & Breakfast, in Kendal, an ideal base for exploring the ‘auld grey town‘ the beautiful Lake District and Dales National Parks. Kendal is home to the famous mint cake, and was named second best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in March 2013. It still retains its charm and beauty today.

Discover cobbled streets and hidden yards, watch the world go by from one of the many pavement eateries, or admire the wonderful view over the town from the dramatic ruins of 13th century Kendal Castle, Scout Scar or Serpentine Wood.

Once home to fell walker Alfred Wainwright, writer Arthur Ransome and the studio of 18th century artist George Romney, Kendal is best explored on foot.

Only 20 minutes’ drive, 8 miles from Windermere, Kendal offers a vibrant cultural scene; hosting events and festivals throughout the year from the Westmoreland County show, to the internationally renowned Kendal Mountain Film Festival. A full events program keeps residents and visitors entertained all year round.

Things to do in the South Lakes:

March: Kendal Food Festival

May: Comedy Festival, Kendal Walking Festival

June: Ultra Challenge, Appleby horse fair, great not swim

July: Kendal Calling, Wake The Lakes

 August: Lake District Summer Music Festival

September: LakesAlive, Westmorland County Show, Kendal Torchlight Parade

November: Mountain Film Festival

Kendal also has an array of specialty shops, high street stores and great outdoor markets, as well as welcoming traditional pubs and a wide choice of restaurants.

For Guest Info and a selection of places to eat please scroll further down this page.

Fascinating places to visit include Abbot Hall Art Gallery, one of the finest small galleries in Britain and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry.

The Brewery Arts Centre boasts an exciting program of events and the Grade I listed, 13th century Kendal Parish Church, is interesting and beautiful, with one of the widest aisles in the country. Kendal Museum is one of the oldest in the country and the Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre has an international reputation.

For visitors seeking a challenge, the award-winning Lakeland Climbing Centre offers the finest indoor climbing and bouldering walls in the North West.

Just out of town there is a wealth of places to visit, including Sizergh Castle, dating from the 14th century, set in beautiful grounds, and Levens Hall, an Elizabethan Mansion home with world-famous topiary gardens. The stunning scenery in the Lake District National Park which inspired literary greats William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter is a must for sightseeing. Wordsworth’s former home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is also well worth a visit.

Why not base yourself at Hillside Bed & Breakfast for a well-deserved break? The area has so much to offer – cyclists can enjoy high-adrenaline Mountain biking over fells and valleys or family days out on quiet roads with spectacular views. Or just chill out and enjoy our stunning scenery – you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Guest Info

For your convenience, below we have listed a few places of interest, whether it is somewhere to eat or something to see. We hope that you find this page useful when organising your stay.

Downloadable Places to eat or Kendal Tourist Map PDF file, we are on the map.

Explore Kendal Kendal Whats On Guide 

Good Pub Grub Just Outside Kendal

Punch Bowl – (5 miles) Crosthwaite 015395 68237

The Wild Boar – Crook
015394 45225

The Wheatsheaf – (3 miles) Brigsteer

The Watermill – (3 miles) Ings
01539 821309

Strickland Arms – (2 miles) Sizergh 015395 61010

Station Inn – (2 miles) Oxenholme
01539 724094

A selection of Restaurants and places to eat in Kendal

The Brewery Arts centre – 01539 725133
122A, Highgate, LA9 4HE

Corner 124 – 01539 724843
124 Stricklandgate, LA9 4AT

La Pekora Nera UK – 01539 727403
104 Stricklandgate, LA9 4PU,

Shakespeare Inn – 01539 724069
78 Highgate,

Cortillo Lounge – 01539 239224
12/14 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4ND

Ye Olde Fleece Inn – 01539 731115
14 Highgate, LA9 4SX,

Sapore – 01539 722711
21a Stramongate, LA9 4BH

The Miles Thomson – Wetherspoons 01539 815710
Allhallows Lane,

The Wakefield Arms – Table Table 01539 739217
Stricklandgate, LA9 4QD

Comida – 01539 732082
90 Highgate, LA9 4HE

98 Highgate – 01539 732082
98 highgate, LA9 4HE

Beijing House – 01539 738686
181 Highgate, LA9 5AA

Mumbai – 01539 723787
8 Stramongate, LA9 4BN

New Eastern Balti – 01539 724074
22 Wildman St, LA9 6EN

The Jheel – 01539 739612
20 Blackhall Rd, LA9 4BW

Jintana – 01539 723123
101, Highgate, LA9 4EN

Bankok 7 – 01539 33733
24 Finkle street, LA9 4AB

Pedros – 01539 722332
128B Stricklandgate,  LA9 4QG

Pizza Express – 01539 728598
Wainwrights yard, LA9 4AP

Some restaurants and bars are not open every night of the week, we have provided telephone numbers if you wish to ring ahead and book first.

Places of interest.

Chocolate House 1657, famous chocolate shop in Kendal

Low Sizergh Barn, Farm Shop & Gallery near Kendal

Art Gallery in Kendal

Levens Hall and Gardens, with famous topiary

Windermere Lake Cruises

Brewery Art Centre, Kendal, exhibitions, live music & cinema

Blackwell is Britain’s finest surviving Arts and Crafts house by M.H.Baillie Scott

Kendal Museum

The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre Museum at Kendal

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Kendal Climbing Wall

Kendal Golf Club: One of the Best Clubs in the Lake District, Cumbria

Sizergh – Visitor information – National Trust