Kendal is a market town within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, known as the gateway to the Lakes, located just 8 miles from Windemere and lies in the valley of the River Kent. Walk down the high street to discover Kendal’s famous 18th century yards, once the network of this trade town. It’s just a short walk up to Castle Hill to Kendal Castle, built in the 1200’s, much of the castle has fallen to ruin but some of the castle walls and towers remain. From the top, there are stunning views over Kendal and the Lakeland Fells. The Brewery Arts Centre is the central hub of events in this market town, hosting everything from live music, theatre, films, ballet and festivals, along with its own bar, café and restaurant. Just down the road from Kendal you will find Sizargh Castle and Levens Hall, both of which steeped in history and have beautiful gardens and grounds to explore. Levens Hall is home to the oldest and most extensive topiary garden in the world, it really is something to admire. Scout Scar, 11 minutes from the center of Kendal, is a stunning elevated limestone ridge overlooking the beautiful Lyth Valley. From here you can make your way around a delightful circular walk, with brilliant views of the Lakeland fells and Morecambe Bay. From the ‘viewpoint mushroom’ at the top, there are panoramic views over Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Lakeland Fells.