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The Riverside Hotel, a converted 18th century tannery set on five floors, is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal beneath the ruins of the town’s 12th century castle. A short walk away is the centre of this famous market town with its bustling shops, galleries and museums. It’s also close to the train and bus station, is only a 20 minute drive from Lake Windermere and convenient for all the must-see attractions.

Over the next couple of weeks, the Riverview Restaurant and Tannery Bar will be receiving a facelift in the form of some new windows.
This does unfortunately mean that the balcony area of the Tannery will be closed for the duration of the work for the safety of everyone involved, however the Riverview and Tannery will both be remaining open and functional throughout the work.
We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience.


  • 58 en-suite bedrooms, including two junior suites
  • River View Restaurant
  • The Tannery Bar & Bistro
  • Sanctuary Health Club with pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room and gym
  • Two well-equipped meeting rooms
  • Undercover, free car parking for 40 cars, further spaces five minutes away
  • Dogs welcome in most bedrooms, including in the bar
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Near to train and bus stations
  • Stair-lift to access bedrooms and a room with a roll in shower, it’s easy to access the pool.


  • Sanctuary Health & Fitness Club
  • Great Food
  • Dog Friendly
  • Convenient Town Centre Location
  • Gateway to the Lakes
  • Sanctuary Health & Fitness Club

    Leisure facilities at the Sanctuary

    Complete with heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, a well equipped gymnasium and exercise studio.
    Hotel guests can enjoy use of the facilities during their stay and our team of expert instructors are always on-hand to help and advise.

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  • Great Food

    Dining at the Riverside Hotel is a real pleasure. Together with daily specials, our à la carte menu offers a wide choice, using locally grown fresh produce whenever possible, some of it from our own Victorian kitchen garden in Grange-over-Sands. We can cater for any dietary requirements and offer a special menu for children.

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  • Dog Friendly

    Why leave your dog behind in a kennels when they can experience your amazing break with you?

    Dogs are welcome in all areas of the hotel with the exception of the Restaurant and Leisure Club.

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  • Convenient Town Centre Location

    Riverside Hotel is just a short walk away from the centre of the famous market town of Kendal with its bustling shops, galleries and museums.

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  • Gateway to the Lakes

    Riverside Hotel is located close to the train and bus station in Kendal and it is only a 20 minute drive from Lake Windermere, which makes it a convenient based for all the must-see attractions and activities.

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Call 01539 734861 or email stay@riversidekendal.co.uk