Eskdale Railway, Eskdale, western Lake District

Eskdale Railway, Eskdale, western Lake District

Photo of the Eskdale railway, which runs from Ravenglass to the village of Boot in Eskdale.

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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 >>


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Holly Cottage - Appleby, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Holly Cottage - Appleby

This particularly cosy cottage offers sleeping accommodation in two bedrooms, one double and one twin (3' bunk beds, suitable for adults), and accommodates 2 to 4 people. The kitchen is …
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8 Waterside Wood, White Cross Bay

8 Waterside Wood

This delightful lodge on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park near Troutbeck Bridge sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
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