Kendal – “The Gateway to the Lake District”
The historic town of Kendal is less than a mile from the boundary of the Lake District National Park and is commonly referred to as the “Gateway to the Lakes.” With its excellent transport links it makes the ideal base to explore not only the beautiful Lake District (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), but also the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Forest of Bowland, Eden Valley, North Pennines, Furness Peninsula, and parts of the Yorkshire Dales.
Kendal itself has a long history and has been an important centre for trade and commerce. The town’s traditional trade was wool and the town’s motto ‘Pannus mihi panis’, literally means ‘wool is my bread’. Kendal is characterised by its narrow streets and delightful yards and boasts historic buildings and bridges, two castles, two museums and Cumbria’s largest parish church. It also provides a fine selection of shopping arcades, restaurants, public houses and cafes.
Kendal is exciting, vibrant and full of life. Its year round programme of cultural events and festivals provides something for everyone. Making it the ideal base for our photography courses, guided walks, holidays and short breaks.