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Historic Houses in or near Kendal

The historic town of Kendal lies in rural Cumbria and is full of narrow lanes branching off the main street. Situated on the River Kent, Kendal is well known for the manufacture of shoes. Visit the Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology or the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. The towns main industry is tourism and has become the gateway to the Lake District. Historic Houses in or near Kendal Sizergh and Levens Hall are listed below.
3 Results In Or Near Kendal
3.0 miles from the centre of Kendal
Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle The medieval Sizergh Castle has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. The 14th century tower was extended in Tudor times. It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak furniture, culminating in the magnificent Inlaid Chamber. On display are collections of family portraits and ceramics that have been amassed over the centuries along with recent photographs. The castl...
4.8 miles from the centre of Kendal
Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion, built around a 13th century Pele tower, converted into a gentleman´s residence and home of the Bagot family, containing fine panelling, plasterwork and period furniture. Also paintings by Rubens, Lely and Cuyp and antique Cordova leather wall hangings. The earliest English patchwork is on display along with Napoleonic memorabilia and other fascinating objects. The world famous topiary gardens laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, can be seen along with ...
11.3 miles from the centre of Kendal
Lancashire's Leighton Hall is the family home of the Gillows, the noted furniture makers. Fascinating and enjoyable tours of the house are available, and there are glorious gardens and parkland to explore, as well as woodland trails. Afternoon teas are available, and there a regular displays of birds of prey.
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