We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kendal Castle

Castle Hill, Kendal LA9 7BJ, England
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Ideal Sunday walk

Ideal for a short Sunday walk with family with great views of Kendal and Lake District peaks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DnMaD
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nice walk

Enjoyed a nice walk round the ruins (what was left of them). Bet it is absolutely lovely in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CharlotteSRoberts
,
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Read all 372 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk” (31 reviews)
“worth the climb” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
Castle Hill, Kendal LA9 7BJ, England
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (372)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"nice walk"
in 31 reviews
"information boards"
in 29 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 17 reviews
"steep hill"
in 15 reviews
"lovely view"
in 8 reviews
"surrounding hills"
in 8 reviews
"walk up"
in 5 reviews
"catherine parr"
in 4 reviews
"easy climb"
in 4 reviews
"henry viii"
in 7 reviews
"short walk from the town centre"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 8 reviews
"lake district"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal for a short Sunday walk with family with great views of Kendal and Lake District peaks. Interesting historical features.

Thank DnMaD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice walk round the ruins (what was left of them). Bet it is absolutely lovely in the summer! We went after a lot of heavy rain and snow, so it was very muddy!!

Thank CharlotteSRoberts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed Kendal Castle ! Definitely a must do when in the area ! Considering it's free definitely no complaints ! Pretty amazing views aswell :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very little of it left, consider it a place to walk back from. The area it is in is nice. Lots of dog walkers and families.

Thank wavyhorses
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several routes up to the castle and it is well worth the climb.The relics are interesting and there are good views over Kendal. An added bonus is that it is free!

1  Thank chrisrw2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I note a previous reviewer suggest that there's not much left of these ruins, and whereas I will concede that this is no Windsor or Edinburgh with furnished rooms to view, there is more than enough of the castle walls to give a good picture...More

Thank johnhouston2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I have passed this castle driving on the A 591 so many times that I finally decided to take a visit. Parking is easy and there are several access points. I climbed the steepest section to get to the castle - you’ll need good stout...More

Thank Helen S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Whilst not particularly worth going out of your way for, if you are in Kendal, it is a nice thing to do for half an hour to gain elevated views over the town and across the hills.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We happened to go on a really clear day, and it was fantastic! Lovely views from the top and some informative signage about the history of the castle etc. We took our puppy and he loved it too! Would recommend going, doesn’t take long!

Thank jgh976
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Castle which was the home of Catherine Parr, the surviving wife of Henry VIII . Not much left of it, but worth a look.

Thank LynnParsley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Kendal
Riverside Hotel
1,169 reviews
.69 km away
County Hotel
310 reviews
.72 km away
Premier Inn Kendal Central Hotel
1,286 reviews
.98 km away
Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, BW Premier Collection
1,953 reviews
1.01 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Joshua Tree
190 reviews
.63 km away
Cafe Olive
56 reviews
.64 km away
Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro
117 reviews
.58 km away
India Restaurant
327 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Brewery Arts Centre
343 reviews
.81 km away
The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre
138 reviews
.63 km away
Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
109 reviews
.60 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Birdie82
15 July 2015|
Answer
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Yes.
0
Votes
bobby152015
9 March 2015|
Answer
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
0
Votes