The Best B&Bs, Guest Houses and Cheap Hotels in Kendal, Cumbria

by Chris Newens  |  Published January 9, 2018

The famous gateway to Britain’s Lake District, which isn’t in the Lake District itself. Kendal is the ideal staging post town, full of creature comforts and civilisation, not to mention more hiking equipment stores than you can shake a carbon fibre walking pole at. It’s an attractive town too, if in an overcast, grey sort of way, and, finally, it wouldn’t be right to talk about the place without mentioning its famous mint cake. So, that’s what I’ve just done.

Accommodation-wise, Kendal very much knows the score. The Lake District’s been a tourist destination since the days of Wordsworth, and year on year people from all over the world come flocking here to admire some of the most impressive landscape in Europe. The hotels are ready to cater for them. And while not being the cheapest of locations, the quality is consistently high.