Historic towns and villages in Cumbria

With the occasional city thrown in for good measure!

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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

This fourth son of Edward III was virtual ruler of England from 1371-1399


This Day in British History

24 March, 1603

Death of Elizabeth I

Elizabeth's death at Richmond Palace led to the succession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch's sons were called 'The Devil's Brood'


Kirkby Lonsdale (Self catering)
Fleshbeck Cottage, Kirkby Lonsdale

Fleshbeck Cottage

This semi-detached cottage is situated in Mansergh, an area of wooded hills and valleys, three miles from Kirby Lonsdale, and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Aspatria (Self catering)
Sunset View, Aspatria

Sunset View

Open plan kitchen with breakfast bar sitting area and doors to raised decked verandah. Bathroom/WC (shower attachment). Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Open tread staircase to first floor: Spacious sitting room …
Sleeps 7

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