Kendal castle was probably built in the early 13th century as the home of the barons of Kendal. The Parr family is the best known of the baronial families, the most famous member being Catherine Parr, the sixth and last Queen of Henry VIII. The castle had already been abandoned and was falling into ruin by the time she was queen.
- The castle is situated at the top of Castle Hill, a park to the east of the town centre. Car parking is available on Castle Drive, although the castle is within walking distance of the town centre car parks.
- Kendal Castle, Castle Hill, Kendal, LA9 6BF
- Free, open access at any reasonable time
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