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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 >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This conflict between King John and his most powerful nobles resulted in the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215


This Day in British History

20 November, 869

Death of St Edmund

A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.

Monarch Mayhem

He was married to Henrietta Maria of France


Broughton-in-Furness (Self catering)
Church View, Broughton-in-Furness

Church View

This detached farmhouse is set on the edge of the village of Broughton-in-Furness and sleeps nine people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 9

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Hawkshead (Self catering)
Home Farmhouse, Hawkshead

Home Farmhouse

This detached farmhouse on the superb Graythwaite Estate, Cumbria, sleeps ten people in five bedrooms (one in a separate annexe building).
Sleeps 10

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