News & Events

New Website Launched to Build Kendal Tourism

Local festival and event listings, tips for shopping and eating-out and detailed maps of the area are just the tip of the iceberg at a new website aimed at boosting tourism in the Kendal area.Visit Kendal - now live and located at - is a treasure trove of information designed to provide both new and returning visitors to the town with all the information they could ever need.Site users can find daytime activities and things to do within the 'Active & Adventure' and Arts sections of the site, and collect ideas for how to

Improvements Underway at Kendal Castle

Accessibility improvement work has this week begun at the historic Kendal Castle, once home to the extended family of Queen Catherine Parr.

With muddy pathways having widened and worsened in recent years, the main focus of the work is to resurface and re-route those pathways - with muddier areas of the site subsequently able to grow replacement grass. The work is expected to improve safety on the landmark site as well as further enhancing the area's natural beauty.

Brexit Means Staycation as Winter Lake District Bookings Soar

We currently can't browse for too long on any given news website or in a daily paper without reading more about how Brexit is going to potentially affect the UK. Whether you welcome the result of the 2016 referendum or not, the consensus seems to be that on the whole prices will rise in the immediate aftermath of the United Kingdom leaving the EU, even more so than they have in the wake of the pound sliding to its lowest level in years.

How to Enjoy a Fitbit-Friendly Break in the Lakes

For many of us, with another new year's day comes another new year's resolution. January has for so long now been a month of ambition, goal setting and the organisation of one aspect or another of our lives. And after a Christmas period where chocolates and fine food have seemingly been available on-tap, it's no surprise that 'losing weight' is the most common resolution, according to data from The Sun online.*