Hawes End, Derwentwater, Lakr District

Hawes End, Derwentwater, Lakr District

Photo of Hawes End jetty, Derwent Water, at dawn. The location is wonderfully peaceful, despite its popularity with visitors. Hawes End is blissfully tucked away from the main flow of visitors.

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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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This Day in British History

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

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This king was held responsible for the death of Archbishop Thomas Becket


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Swallow's Nest, Keswick

Swallow's Nest

This ground floor barn conversion, situated a 10-minute walk from Bassenthwaite Lake outside the village of Thornthwaite, can sleep four people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Westies, Keswick


Just a few minutes walk from the heart of Keswick, this traditional terraced house can sleep up to eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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