When visiting Kendal’s annual food festival why not take time to explore the town in more detail? Kendal is a vibrant market town with speciality shops set alongside nationally recognised brands and there is plenty of exploring to be had in its cobbled streets and historic yards.

Take a stroll up to the ruins of the 13th century Kendal Castle, once home to the Parr family, whose most famous member Katherine Parr, was the sixth wife of Henry VIII and take in the fantastic views.

Make sure you allow time to visit Abbot Hall, a fine art gallery or the internationally renowned Quaker Tapestry.  Enjoy one of the exhibitions at Kendal Museum or the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry.

This March the Brewery Arts Centre will host a Beer Festival for the fourth year running. It also offers a full programme of cinema, theatre, music, entertainment and dining.

Kendal’s many tearooms, pavement cafes, traditional pubs and stylish restaurants offer menus to suit everyone.

All in all we promise that your visit to Kendal Festival of Food will offer plenty to keep you entertained in the evening and give you lots of reasons to stay for a long weekend.