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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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 >>


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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


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 king rebuilt Westminster Abbey as a shrine to Edward the Confessor


Preston Patrick (Self catering)
Etland House, Preston Patrick

Etland House

With six bedrooms set over three floors, sleeping up to thirteen people, this character property in the quiet hamlet of Preston Patrick makes a wonderful family base.
Sleeps 13

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Beckermet (Self catering)
Longcliffe , Beckermet


This semi-detached cottage is set on the outskirts of the village of Beckermet, close to the seaside resort of St Bees in the Lake District and sleeps nine people in …
Sleeps 9

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