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Kendal Castle

Castle Hill, Kendal, England
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Nice walk and views, not much of castle left to see

Quiet place to visit, only the shell of the castle remains. A short climb up to castle as you would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Easy to walk to bit of a climb up but manageable and the view is fantastic once up there

I have got arthritis but could manage the walk from car park to hill top . Castle ruin amazing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Castle Hill, Kendal, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet place to visit, only the shell of the castle remains. A short climb up to castle as you would expect. Good views on a clear day. If walking from town you can watch skiers using the dry ski slope on your way up.

Thank ctimes2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have got arthritis but could manage the walk from car park to hill top . Castle ruin amazing and views stunning . You can see Peak District in distance . Well worth a trip. We have two older dogs who loved the walk too

Thank 414Vera1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely short walk with great views of the town and countryside. Perfect for a run or walk with the dog on a sunny evening.

Thank Rosie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful view from the top of Kendal Castle Hill. You can see the whole of the old gray town and over to the Kentmere hills, the Howgills, Benson Knot and over to the Helm. All beautiful walks themselves. Kendal castle was reputedly the...More

Thank Janis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb location for 360 degree views of the town. No admittance fee. It is a public park bought by Kendal council for Victoria's jubilee year. It is a major dog walking area, so watch it if scared of "canines" ( I love dogs - no...More

Thank pbramham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting at the top of a hill overlooking the town of Kendal, this castle is mostly gone except for a few remaining sections of walls. The Castle was built in the early 1200’s as the home of the barons of Kendal but most of the...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This castle is situated on a hill overlooking the town of Kendal.Although a ruin now structure s still remain within the walls.Information boards around the site give plenty of information about the various structure,s within the walls.A large well kept lawn is the center piece...More

Thank BAZ078
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Always worthwhile to visit. The views and the medieval atmosphere are worth the uphill walk. The central ruined keep has climbing and exploring opportunities for the kids and the walls enclose a protected lawned area excellent for picnics or a kick about. It's a steep...More

Thank mark b
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We walked upto the castle with a group of friends. Although I have spent lots of time in Kendal, this was the first time I have been upto the castle. Really interesting and fabulous views, even took a picture of a young couple on holiday...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Note to prospective travellers - This is not a castle with parking, toilets and other amenities. You will have to park in Kendal town (which had a suprising amount of congestion!) and make the journey up to the castle. We parked in the shopping centre...More

Thank ClareScammell
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15 July 2015|
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