Historic towns and villages in Cumbria

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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 Celtic saint began his career as a simple shepherd boy. He entred the monastery of Melrose in 651 and in 664 became prior of Lindisfarne


This Day in British History

31 July, 1841

David Livingstone starts missionery work in Bechuanaland

Livingstone woul;d be the subject of journalist Charles Stanley's famous search a few years later

Monarch Mayhem

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


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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Witsend, Appleby-in-Westmorland


Witsend is part of a 2000 conversion of a 17th century bank barn, and stands alongside the owner's home within 12 acres of woodland and farmland. The first …
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Heversham (Self catering)
Olde Blue Bell Barn, Heversham

Olde Blue Bell Barn

This quaint 18th Century coaching inn estate was recently converted to form 3 character cottages, situated in the centre of a picturesque Cumbrian village, near Kendal, with an excellent pub …
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