Lake District Travel Guide - Stone Circles

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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Enjoy unlimited FREE entry to over 100 historic sites including castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. Choose from 9 or 16 consecutive day passes.

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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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Featured Historic Hotel
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 >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

Who rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral after the Great Fire of London?


This Day in British History

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was discovered in captivity by his minstrel


Santon Bridge (Self catering)
William Court Cottage, Santon Bridge

William Court Cottage

William Court Cottage is a lovely terraced cottage situated in the grounds of Irton Hall Estate. The cottage sleeps four people and has two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Bassenthwaite (Self catering)
Uldale, Bassenthwaite


This terraced barn conversion near Bassenthwaite sleeps seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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