The county of Cumbria is among the most beautiful places not just in England, but in all of Europe. Home to the Lake District and a small section of the Yorkshire Dales, this vast county's landscapes are as diverse as any in the country. It's not only nature which lures in so many holidaymakers each year, however. Cumbria is also home to a wide range of fascinating tourist attractions. One of the most popular is Abbott Hall Art Gallery, which is located in Kendal, within easy reach of some of the county's best hotels.
Abbott Hall is a large and beautiful building which was built way back in 1759. Inside the Grade I listed property is an impressive collection of art, much of which holds some local relevance. Highlights of the collection include numerous depictions of lakes and natural beauty. Among the most famous images in the gallery is Turner's The Passage of Mount St Gotthard and Windermere.
Facilities at the Gallery
As one of the county's foremost attractions, the gallery at Abbott Hall is well equipped with facilities to make a memorable day out. With an adjacent park and play area, the gallery is perfect for travelling families. The pretty grounds are also ideal for picnics in the warmer months of the year. Other on-site facilities include a gallery shop, café and car park.
The Abbott Hall Art Gallery has space available to hire for small industry events. The diverse space is suited for everything from board room meetings to conferences, comfortably accommodating up to 50 people. There are a number of catering options also available.
Hotels near Abbott Hall
Located in Kendall, the gallery is within easy reach of some of the finest guesthouses and hotels in Cumbria. Visitors can take their pick from small and enchanting bed and breakfasts and modern, facility-rich branded hotels.
The Riverside Hotel sits right in the heart of Kendall, meaning access to Abbott Hall couldn't be simpler. The four-star hotel features free WiFi throughout and a number of excellent business spaces. There are also a handful of independent hotels on the edge of town.