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17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

Who is the patron saint of Scotland?



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This Day in British History

24 November, 1200

King John acts as pallbearer at funeral of Bishop Hugh of Lincoln

John had only been crowned a few months earlier

Monarch Mayhem

This king's most famous mistress was Jane Shore, daughter of a wealthy London merchant



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Kirkby Stephen (Self catering)
Smardale Hall, Kirkby Stephen

Smardale Hall

This enchanting semi-detached Grade II listed cottage sits on a working livestock farm near to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria, and can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Ings (Self catering)
Topiary Cottage, Ings

Topiary Cottage

This super barn conversion in the village of Ings is just two miles from Windermere and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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