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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Movie Theatre
“Fabulous venue for an evening out various entertainment: theatre, vats bar, cinema, art gallery, cafe. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Interesting local artists and some masters plus special exhibitions e.g. Turner”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Beautiful gallery well worth a visit with a little cafe and beautiful views of the river ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Local high end supermarket. UK equivalent to Waitrose. Includes local food brands. Parking. Town centre. Delicious cafe downstairs. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“great French cuisine at the bottom of the High Street. Turn left out of the alleyway and walk through town. You’ll go down the hill, past the Post Office. It’s at the road crossing. LA9 4QG.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“Built in late 12th Century, is now a ruin, but worth exploring. From here you can get brilliant views over the town”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“Independent Cafe. Serves local coffee blends. Good for brunch/lunch. On the high street. Often busy. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Kendal Museum is a local museum in Kendal, Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District in northwest England. It was founded in 1796 and includes collections of local archaeology, history, geology and a natural history collection from around the globe.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Interesting museum detailing life in Kendal through its industry and life and times. Gift shop selling local products.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Kendal Castle is a medieval fortification to the east of the town of Kendal, Cumbria, in northern England. The castle, which is atop a glacial drumlin, was built in the 12th century as the Caput baroniae for the Barony of Kendal. By the 15th century, the Parr family owned the castle. Now a ruin. Popular for short walks and great views of the town.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Local pub. Newly opened a few years ago. Real ales, many local breweries. Sociable. Open yard at the rear.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serving really excellent soups and salads plus a hot dish, eat in or take away. Also does nice cake and coffee.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A pub popular with families, serving traditional meals with parking, a beer garden and playground.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“The highest climbing wall in England, great bouldering, a fab Crazy Climb - fun for all the family, Europes only indoor Via Feratta! Book some indoor fun when the weather isn't playing ball. www.kendalwall.co.uk ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Vegetarian/vegan, whole food cafe. Outdoor seating available. Great scones. Interesting cakes. Occasional speciality evenings - Vegan / Middle Eastern / Thai. Play area for young children. Views of the river.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“You'll be given sombreros and stick on moustaches! Great fun, mexican style restaurant - a must to visit if you're in town! ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“great French cuisine at the bottom of the High Street. Turn left out of the alleyway and walk through town. You’ll go down the hill, past the Post Office. It’s at the road crossing. LA9 4QG.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serving really excellent soups and salads plus a hot dish, eat in or take away. Also does nice cake and coffee.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A pub popular with families, serving traditional meals with parking, a beer garden and playground.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“You'll be given sombreros and stick on moustaches! Great fun, mexican style restaurant - a must to visit if you're in town! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want good food and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, this is the place!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a fab Thai restaurant just across the street. They do takeaway too! LA9 4EN.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kendal’s oldest inhabited building, now a fine dining restaurant run by Kendal College. It’s the best food at a lower price than you’d normally pay for something this upmarket. You can have a free tour of the building too. It’s 10-15minutes walk away but there are plenty of pubs to break up the journey, like Mason’s Arms! Walk down Stramongate and cross over the river. It’s on Wildman Street. LA9 6EN.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food and service with attention to detail. The menu changes regularly and you'll be spoilt for choice. There is also an excellent vegetarian menu and vegan options as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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