Trains from London's Euston Station do not go directly to Kendal; seven daily trains arrive in Oxenholme, about 2.5km (1 1/2 miles) away. From here, you'll be able to take a cab or board one of the local trains that leave approximately every hour to Kendal proper (trip time from Kendal to London: 3 1/2 hr.). For information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
To Kendal from London by bus, take one of the three daily National Express buses (trip time: 7 hr.). For schedules and information, call National Express at tel. 0871/781-81-81 or visit www.nationalexpress.com.
If driving, take the M1 out of London, and then the M6 to Kendal (trip time: 5 hr.).
The Tourist Information Centre of Kendal, Town Hall, Highgate (tel. 01539/725758; www.golakes.co.uk) is open March to October Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; November to February Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.