Kendal tourist and travel information

Kendal tourist and travel information

Kendal Travel Information

Hire - Kendal Kendal is located in the southern lakes, its easy access to the M6 motorway making it a convenient gateway to the Lakeland area.


bus and coach travel

Hire - Beadnell Kendal - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. National Express buses connect London and Manchester with Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. National Express Rapide services from London (Victoria) to Kendal, Ulverston, Ambleside, Barrow and Windermere. Stagecoach Cumberland is the biggest local bus operator Tel: 01946 63222 - their Explorer tickets are valid on the entire network.

Travel by train

Hire - Kendal Kendal - Travel by train - Kendal has a train station just a few minutes north of the town at Oxenholme, north of Lancaster. Trains leave the west coast mainline at Oxenholme for the branch line service to Kendal and then Windermere. A series of private narrow-gauge and steam train lines operate in the area. Oxenholme (Kendal) Lake District Station, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7HG. Kendal

Transpennine Express - Tel: 0845 600 1671.

Virgin Trains - Tel: 0870 789 1234.

M6 Motorway

Roads Kendal - Travel by road - Kendal is about 5 miles west of Junction 37, and 7 miles north of junction 36 of the M6 Motorway. The M6 Motorway travels north - south and connects to the M1 at Rugby then on to Carlisle. The M6 Toll is north of Walsall and Sutton Coldfield and bypasses the M6 the areas around Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Kendal is about 50 miles from Carlisle and 180 miles from Rugby.

M6 Motorway


Hire - Kendal Kendal - Travel by road - Kendal is easily accessed from the M6 motorway. Its ideal location makes it a good base for exploring the area around Winderemere, the longest lake in England.


Hire - Kendal Kendal is 7 miles from Windermere, 20 miles south of Penrith and 9 miles southeast of Kirkby Lonsdale.


Hire - Kendal Air - Kendal's nearest airport is Manchester, which is 75 miles and around a 90-minute drive away. Manchester Airport has its own rail station with direct services to Windermere and Barrow-in Furness.


Travel be Car

Hire - Kendal Kendal - Car Hire - Kendal has plenty of local car hire including Westmorland Vehicle Hire - Situated in Kendal and Penrith, Westmorland Vehicle Hire offer a wide range of self-drive hire vehicles to both the South and the North Lakes areas. For bookings or information please ring 01539 728532 or go to

Travel be Car


Hire - Kendal Kendal - Cycle Hire - Numerous cycle paths, bridleways, forest trails and other quiet roads make cycling around Cumbria pleasurable and safe. Details on cycle routes and bike hire are available from Tourist Information Centres.


Kendal Tourist information


Stores Kendal - Shopping - Marks & Spencer, Library Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4QB. Tel: 01539 720665. Woolworths - 36-38 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4TD. Tel: 01539 720747.



Sport Kendal - Sport - Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7HX.



Entertainment Kendal - Entertainment - Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE. Tel: 01539 725133. Fantastic arts facility, with a 900 seat venue, showing acts from the local area and across the UK.



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Cumbria Map and Attractions

Penrith is 290 miles from London. It is 91 miles from Barrow in Furness to Brampton and 81 miles from Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.

Airports Airport indicated is Carlisle airport.

Roads Kendal is about 5 miles west of Junction 37, and 7 miles north of junction 36 of the M6 Motorway.

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Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is a station in Kendal.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 015394 36269
Attraction 2 - Laurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7BH Tel: 01229 582292
Attraction 3 - Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD Tel: 016977 47602
Attraction 4 - Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6QF - Tel:01539 536340 (
Attraction 5 - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171

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For accommodation in other areas near to Kendal, Cumbria see Lake District

For hotels accommodation in other areas near to Kendal Cumbria see Ambleside hotels & Newby Bridge hotels.

Kendal - Local Information. Kendal - Museum of Natural History 01539 721374 - Kendal Castle - Open site - Open site 01539 733333 - Stagecoach Theatre Arts Kendal 01539 730849 - Town Hall Kendal 01539 733333 Kendal Leisure Centre 01539 729511 - Wood chemist 01539 821222

Telephoning Kendal from abroad - To dial a number in Kendal from outside the UK: dial the International Access Code of the country you are calling from - follow that by the Country Code for the country you are calling to (44 for the UK) - dial the local area code omitting the initial ‘0’ e.g. for London 020 becomes 20 - dial the phone number of the person you want to call in Kendal

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