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16 Facts About Kendal
Kendal Castle has a long history as a stronghold, built on the site of several successive castles.
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Kendal is known for Kendal mint cake, a glucose-based confectionery reputedly discovered accidentally by Joseph Wiper during a search for a clear glacier mint.
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Kendal brought with him 50 tons of second-hand equipment, all carried on horseback.
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Municipal borough of Kendal was created in 1835; until 1894 it was an urban sanitary district.
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From 1888 to 1974, Kendal was the centre of the administrative county of Westmorland, although Appleby was the traditional county town.
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Kendal is part of the Westmorland and Lonsdale parliamentary constituency, of which Tim Farron is the current MP, representing the Liberal Democrats.
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Kendal has a marine west-coast climate, category Cfb on the Koppen Climate Classification.
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Kendal is signposted off the M6 at Junctions 36,37,38 and 39.
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Kendal College provides further and higher education courses and the training for employers.
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Kendal RUFC plays in the 6th tier of the English rugby union system, with home games at Mint Bridge Stadium, which has a capacity of 3,500.
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Kendal has long maintained a locally active, voluntary mountain search and rescue team based at Busher Walk.
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