Historic towns and villages in Cumbria

With the occasional city thrown in for good measure!











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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 >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

The fourth wife of Henry VIII, who agreed to marry her partly on the basis of a flattering portrait painted by Holbein



 Clue

This Day in British History

19 January, 1442

Duchess of Gloucester convicted of attempting to kill Henry VI by sorcery

The duchess (Eleanor Cobham) is divorced from the duke and imprisoned for life

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was dubbed the Virgin Queen, for she never married



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Cartmel (Self catering)
Kestrel Cottage, Cartmel

Kestrel Cottage

This semi-detached barn conversion is one of two in the village of Beck Side, two miles from Cartmel, and sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Bowness-on-Windermere (Self catering)
Apartment 3, Bowness-on-Windermere

Apartment 3

A great little first floor apartment, in a larger traditional Lakeland property in an elevated position, in Bowness-on-Windermere and sleeping two people.
Sleeps 3

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