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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British History Quiz

This dashing courtier was a favourite of Elizabeth I, but she eventually had him executed after he rose in rebellion



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This Day in British History

17 February, 1461

2nd Battle of St Albans

Royal forces defeat the Earl of Warwick and free Henry VI from captivity

Monarch Mayhem

This king lost the throne, and his life, at the Battle of Bosworth



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Kendal (Self catering)
Courtyard Cottage, Kendal

Courtyard Cottage

This terraced property is attached to the owner's home outside the village of Natland near Kendal and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Alston (Self catering)
The Hayloft, Alston

The Hayloft

This comfortable barn conversion near Alston, Cumbria, sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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