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 >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

Mary, Queen of Scots was moved here following the failure of the Babington Plot to free her from captivity in 1586


This Day in British History

22 October, 1877

Blantyre mining disaster

The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was the first Plantagenet king


Ravenstonedale (Self catering)
Wray Green, Ravenstonedale

Wray Green

Three bedrooms accommodate up to seven people in this stunning, Grade II listed farmhouse set in spectacular countryside surroundings.
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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Helm Cottage - Appleby, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Helm Cottage - Appleby

This charming Cumbrian cottage has 3 bedrooms, one double; one twin and one with 3' bunk beds (suitable for adults), and is equipped to accommodate 4 to 6 people. There …
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