Historic Buildings in the Lake District

Here you will find historic properties ranging from town houses associated with literary or other historic figures, watermills, industrial heritage buildings, townhouses, and more. You might also like to view our list of the major historic houses (stately homes) in the Lake District region.











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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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Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This Chancellor of England was named Archbishop of Canterbury by Richard II, who then banished him. He returned when Henry IV deposed Richard.



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This Day in British History

22 February, 1371

David II of Scotland dies in English captivity

David is succeeded by his brother Robert, the first Stewart monarch

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923



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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
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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Brampton (Self catering)
Cottage No 4, Brampton

Cottage No 4

A real taste of country living on a hill farm where you can walk straight out of the door and up the fells. Harriet, the owner, will cook meals …
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