Historic towns and villages in Cumbria

With the occasional city thrown in for good measure!

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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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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

22 March, 1322

Earl of Lancaster executed by Edward II

The earl had been largely responsible for killing Edward's favourite, Piers Gaveston.

Monarch Mayhem

This Danish king was followed by Edward the Confessor


Ambleside (Self catering)
Rothay Cottage, Ambleside

Rothay Cottage

This terraced cottage is located in Ambleside and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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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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