Kendal and the Lake District

bastle 108The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale is the perfect overnight base to explore the Lake District National Park and wider county of Cumbria.

The bustling market town of Kendal is known as ‘the gateway to the Lakes’ with culture, entertainment and shopping all on offer. After a hearty breakfast at the Sun Inn, it’s just a short drive for guests from the hotel in Kirkby Lonsdale to Kendal visitor attractions including the intriguing Quaker Tapestry, one of Britain’s finest independent art galleries at Abbot Hall and the Brewery Arts Centre – a lively arts venue with touring theatre, music, dance and comedy acts.

Explore a little further from Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lake District opens up an array of perennial favourites from Windermere and Ambleside to beauty spots like Tarn Hows and the Grizedale Forest. Sun Inn guests can enjoy a leisurely ride on a quintessential Lake District ‘steamer’ with Windermere Lake Cruises and visit charming Lakeland locations intrinsically linked with Wordsworth and the Romantic poets.

Visitors making the most of accommodation at the Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale are also ideally placed for a range of Cumbrian events and festivals, from the spectacular Kendal Torchlight to the Kendal Mountain Festival, which is one of the biggest outdoor celebrations of its kind in the UK.

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