- Barrows Green
- Bonning Gate
- Cowan Head
- High Park
- Meal Bank
- New Hutton
- Plantation Bridge
Kendal is known as “the auld grey town” because of its many fine old houses and other buildings in grey limestone, Kendal was made a barony by Richard the Lionheart in 1189. In 1331 the Flemish established a woollen industry in the town, from which came the town's motto: “Pannus mihi panis” - wool is my bread. Kendal's 14th century ruined castle was the home of Catharine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth and last wife. It stands on a green hill where its overgrown moat and battlements create an impressive sight. Abbot Hall, an 18th century mansion with period furniture, is an art gallery; a museum of Lakeland life and industry is in the stables. George Romney, the painter, was born in Kendal in 1734 and seven of his portraits hang in the town hall. Holy Trinity Church, one of the largest in England, was built in the 12th century and restored in the 19th century.
There are many lovely river walks by the Kent, on the south side of which, 1 mile from the town centre, is the site of the Roman fort of Alauna. Above the town. Serpentine Woods provide magnificent views of the valley.
Other interesting walks in area are along Scout Scar, 2 ½ miles south west, which gives views of Lakeland and the Yorkshire Dales; and to Benson Knott, a 1041-ft hill, 2 miles north-east. Potter Fell, above Burneside village, 2 miles north-west of Kendal, is a beautiful wilderness of bracken and heather.
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