Historic Houses in the Lake District

Here you will find our list of stately homes and other grand country houses in Cumbria and the Lakes. You might also like to view historic buildings in the Lake District for attractions that have a strong historic importance but are not classified as stately homes.











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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 >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This Celtic saint began his career as a simple shepherd boy. He entred the monastery of Melrose in 651 and in 664 became prior of Lindisfarne



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This Day in British History

24 April, 1506

Edmund de la Pole sent to Tower of London

De la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, was the last serious Yorkint claimant to the English throne

Monarch Mayhem

This king led the English to triumph at Crecy in 1346



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Orton (Self catering)
The Gatehouse, Orton

The Gatehouse

This character stone-built cottage near the village of Orton sleeps two people.
Sleeps 2

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Newlands (Self catering)
Oaks Apartment, Keskadale Farm, Newlands

Oaks Apartment, Keskadale Farm

This first floor wing of a traditional farmhouse is located near the hamlet of Newlands near Keswick and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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