Kendal is a picturesque market town known as the gateway to the Southern Lake District. Boasting a sizeable number of attractions including two castles and two museums, Kendal also has many fine historical buildings and top notch eateries. Take the time to wander its charming cobbled lanes, or pop into a cosy tearoom for some famous Kendal Mint Cake.

12th century Kendal Castle is worth the climb for superb views over the town, and for photo-opportunities aplenty. The Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry is a Kendal attraction worth a mention – its realistic room-settings, traditional farming machinery and tools reveal what rural life was like 300 years ago.