Kendal is a small market town in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District.
It is only 10 minutes drive from Junction 36 or 37 of the M6 Motorway. Kendal also sits on the A6 and A591 roads.
Kendal is approximately 1 ½ miles from the West Coast Main Line railway station at Oxenholme – which runs regular services to and from London Euston, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester The Lakes Line (branch line) connects to Kendal railway station which is within a few minutes walk from the main town.
Approx journey times by train to Oxenholme: Lancaster – 15 minutes, Preston – 25 minutes , Manchester – 60 minutes , London (Euston) – 2 hours 45 minutes, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Carlisle.
There are taxis and regular buses from Oxenholme Railway Station to Kendal town centre (approx 5 minutes journey). The Lakes Line also connects Oxenholme to Staveley and Windermere (The Lake District).
Kendal is fully connected to national and regional bus routes. There are regular buses from the central Lakes and towns in the region.
For tickets and timetables, visit the Stagecoach website
From the Lake District
Kendal is only around 20 -30 minutes drive from the South and Central Lakes on the main A591 road.
For information on travel options in and around the South and Central Lake District, visit the Go Lakes Travel website.
Kendal is a small town and most accommodation is easily accessible on foot for those without mobility restrictions. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Kendal itself Please select this link to be taken to a list of options.
Kendal also has a Premier Inn, which is very conveniently located for the festival.
If you wish to stay in the Lake District and come into Kendal for the Festival try www.golakes.co.uk for full accommodation listings, and many other ideas for things to do and places to go during your visit.
For those of you wanting to camp www.golakes.co.uk if you want more specific help please contact Debbie at Kendal Tourist Information Centre on 01539 735891. She will have up-to-date access to availability on B&Bs, campsites, YHAs, bunkbarns etc