The Times and Sunday Times best places to live 2017 list has just been released and it is with great excitement that Kendal has been included.
Although it has been included amongst the many fabulous places to live in the United Kingdom, it is no surprise this historic market town have been included both for the visitors and residents. Despite a tough start to 2016 after the devastating storms of December 2015, the town has come back bigger, brighter and better with plenty of new ventures on the horizon.
The Times list looks at locations combining everything required for living and working such as houses, jobs, culture, pubs, restaurants and good connections. Kendal has historic buildings, leafy parks, culture in abundance, pubs, restaurants, bars, shops and great connections being just 10 minutes from junction 37 of the M6 and with Oxenholme Train Station for direct links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London.
But Kendal is much more than a town for residents, the amount of things to do attracts visitors in their thousands each year. The Brewery Arts Centre offering cinema, live music, productions, comedy and activities through to the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life. Adventure comes in the form of a climbing wall but hang on, isn’t there also England’s largest National Park on the doorstep too?! Just minutes from Kendal and visitors are in ten heart of the Lake District National Park full of lakes, fells and fun.
Food is a growing obsession in Kendal with some excellent, long standing restaurants and eateries but now a new wave of local produce focused restaurants and cafes opening.
It’s a must to stay right in the middle of all the action in Kendal when visiting for a weekend or short break. The Riverside Hotel in Kendal is quiet yet just 2 minutes to the centre of the town. Enjoy views down the River Kent and up to Kendal Castle. Rooms start from a very affordable £88 including breakfast. Visit http://www.riversidekendal.co.uk/ for more details.