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

This ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack



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This Day in British History

25 February, 1308

Coronation of Edward II

In his coronation oath Edward agrees to abide by future laws passed by consent of the realm (i.e. Parliament)

Monarch Mayhem

This king died at Burgh by Sands, Cumbria



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Backbarrow (Self catering)
Billy Boo, Backbarrow

Billy Boo

A wonderful detached cottage located just 1.5 miles from the small village of Backbarrow sleeping six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Bolton Low Houses (Self catering)
Hayloft Cottage, Bolton Low Houses

Hayloft Cottage

This quality, end-terrace cottage near Wigton, Cumbria sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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