Historic towns and villages in Cumbria

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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 >>


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British History Quiz

This Labour politician was Prime Minister twice from 1945-1950 and 1950-51


This Day in British History

23 October, 1642

Battle of Edgehill

First serious battle of the Civil War, Prince Rupert defeats Parliamentary forces led by Earl of Essex

Monarch Mayhem

This king confronted Wat Tyler during the Peasant's Revolt of 1381


National Trust

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Cowgill (Self catering)
Hill Farm House, Cowgill

Hill Farm House

Sleeping two people in one bedroom, this character semi-detached stone barn conversion is in a rural location in the tiny hamlet of Cowgill in Dentdale.
Sleeps 2

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Nateby (Self catering)
Old Cottage, Nateby

Old Cottage

This two bedroom property in the pretty village of Nateby is able to sleep up to four people.
Sleeps 4

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