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Kendal Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Kendal, England
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Castle walk

Lovely walk up to the castle although a bit muddy in places. Great area to walk our dog and interesting place to visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tilly36
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Manchester
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in Kendal for the morning. some parking areas are free on Sunday and we parked at the parish church. A nice walk up to the castle with our dog. Views very good from the top.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk up to the castle although a bit muddy in places. Great area to walk our dog and interesting place to visit

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I live below the castle, I venture up here quite often, whether on my nightly jogs or throughout the day to take photographs. The walk up is steep for a short while, and can be very muddy and slippery in wet weather, so bring the appropriate footwear. However, once you're at the top and in the castle grounds, it's... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Castle last week and really enjoyed the picturesque views from the top. I travelled up following the signs from a bridge, along a small park and passed a graveyard... This route was okay at first until we realised after that we had to walk up a very steep hill which was very muddy and slippery...Walking boots are... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended Kendal Castle with my girlfriend in February 2017. We parked up following the sparse directions and parked up on the road next to it. We started to walk up the hill and a lot of rain had fallen the last few days which made it nearly impossible to get up, after numerous near slips I resorted to getting... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Make sure you've good footwear - even though it's on top of a hill the water table is very high and the ground is very heavy. Great views though.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The views are nice but it's literally a few stones poorly built . Took the kids up on a half term trip to Kendal as I visited in December so we walked up here and truly regret it . The castle is dangerous and I was worried my kids would fall . The climb to the castle is very steep... More 

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Still amazing view over Kendal. Been here twenty years ago and was great to come back. I would have liked to have something to hold on to while climbing up, though. Was very muddy and a bit slippery, so make sure you are wearing boots or go on a dry day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The views of Kendal from the castle are amazing and the children had a great time exploring. The weather was great and this made the day great fun.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This walk is amazing since it offers a differing set of rewards upon every visit. Try the approach from Castle Estate - if you're up for a 'Heart-Building' Challenge. Other than that, the gentle amble from Castle Road, nearer to Castle Street could provide a more relaxed climb. Once on top, view the 360 degree views...then descend towards the west,... More 

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