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Kendal Castle

The Castle stands to east of the Town on a hill. It dates back to the 13th century as home for the Barons of Kendal. "The Parr family is the best known of the baronial families, the most famous member being Katherine Parr, the sixth and last Queen of Henry VIII. During the Tudor period, the Castle became a ruin, and has remained so ever since." Visit Cumbria.com The Castle and surrounding area is a public park with fine views over the town to Castle Howe the site of earlier 11th century motte and bailey castle site. Photo Ref: ct3374 KNL Library 338

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Keywords:castles, cumbria, henry VIII, katherine parr, kendal, lake district, parks, royalty, ruins, snow, viewpoints, winter

Kendal Castle