Northern Echo Review

Indulge in a spa break on a flying Cumbria visit..


WHEN people head for Cumbria, they tend to make a beeline for the Lake District. Hotspots like Bowness, Grasmere and Keswick are rightfully undisputed in their popularity, and beauty, but sometimes it is worth veering off the well-worn tourist trail.

Just south of the official National Park boundary is Kendal, endearingly marketed as the ‘gateway to the Lake District’. But honestly, it doesn’t need to ride on its coattails. In fact, there is so much to do in Kendal and its immediate surroundings that on a two-day flying visit in February, we could barely pack in what we wanted.
We arrived at the Auld Grey Town on one of the milder sunny days at midday – just in time to park up and head for lunch at Baba Ganoush.
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