Family Heritage Attractions in Cumbria




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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Enjoy unlimited FREE entry to over 100 historic sites including castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. Choose from 9 or 16 consecutive day passes.

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The best way to get around London! A pay-as-you-go smartcard for use on all London Transport, from the Underground to buses. Pre-order for your trip from the British Tourist Authority.

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Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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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 headmaster of Rugby School popularized 'muscular Christianity', combining sports and learning with a heavy religious focus



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This Day in British History

19 November, 1789

Thames-Severn Canal opens

The canal included the Sapperton Tunnel, at the time the longest tunnel in England at just over 2 miles

Monarch Mayhem

A devout Catholic, this monarch married Philip of Spain



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Rosthwaite (Self catering)
Stonethwaite Cottage, Rosthwaite

Stonethwaite Cottage

This semi-detached cottage, attached to the owners' home on their traditional hill farm, is located in the hamlet of Stonethwaite and can sleep seven people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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Hawkshead (Self catering)
Shepherd's Cottage, Hawkshead

Shepherd's Cottage

This ground floor cottage is located in Hawkshead and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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