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Dalston Hall Hotel

Dalston Hall Hotel

A unique hotel nestling in the heart of the beautiful Cumbria, just 15 minutes yet a million miles away from the vibrant City of Carlisle, this magnificent Grade II listed … more >>


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British History Quiz

This ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack


This Day in British History

04 October, 1539

Thomas Cromwell arranges Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves

Henry agreed to the marriage partly on the basis of a portrait of Anne that proved to be a bit more flattering than reality

Monarch Mayhem

He was famed for the saying, 'no bishop, no king'


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Orton (Self catering)
The Gatehouse, Orton

The Gatehouse

This character stone-built cottage near the village of Orton sleeps two people.
Sleeps 2

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Brampton (Self catering)
Glen Bank, Brampton

Glen Bank

This detached cottage is set in the village of Brampton and sleeps nine people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 9

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