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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

Queen Victoria's refusal to dismiss those of her attendants married to Whig politiciians precipitated a constitutional conflict called ...


This Day in British History

11 December, 1282

Llewelyn ap Gruffudd killed near Builth

Builth marked the first recorded use of a longbow by English archers

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch took the throne when his brother Edward abdicated


Staveley (Self catering)
Ghyll Bank Byre, Staveley

Ghyll Bank Byre

This quality barn conversion near Staveley sleeps seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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Great Urswick (Self catering)
Daffodil Cottage, Great Urswick

Daffodil Cottage

This terraced cottage in Little Urswick sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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