is a market town and
civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England.
Historically in Westmorland, it is 22 miles (35 km) north of Lancaster and
50 miles (80 km) south of Carlisle, on the River Kent, and has a total
resident population of 28,586, making it the third largest settlement in
Cumbria, behind Carlisle and Barrow in Furness.
Kendal today is known largely as a centre
for tourism, as the home of Kendal mint cake, and as a producer of pipe tobacco
and tobacco snuff. Its buildings,