Castle Dairy

Castle Dairy

The Castle Dairy in Kendal is a medieval building, probably the oldest occupied building in Kendal, dating back to the 14th century. As the name implies it must have had connections with Kendal Castle at some point.

Inside many of the original features still exist and records show the building was renovated in 1560 for Anthony Garnett. Originally a farmhouse, the upper floor holds a small chapel which reputedly has the smallest window in Kendal, dated back to the 14th century.

A local story says that the floor is all that remains of a Roman road that used to run across Wildman Street along the banks of the River Kent but this may just be a story.

The Grade I listed building is now a restaurant staffed by students from Kendal College.

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