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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 headmaster of Rugby School popularized 'muscular Christianity', combining sports and learning with a heavy religious focus


This Day in British History

26 November, 1379

New College, Oxford established

New College was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, who also founded Winchester College

Monarch Mayhem

This king's madness led to a Regency headed by his son, George (and to a popular modern film!)


National Trust

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National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Great Clifton (Self catering)
White Gables, Great Clifton

White Gables

This detached cottage is set in the owners grounds, on the edge of the village of Great Clifton, 5 miles from Cockermouth, and sleeps up to 12 people in 6 …
Sleeps 12

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Pennington (Self catering)
Beck Cottage, Pennington

Beck Cottage

This detached cottage in Pennington sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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