Historic towns and villages in Cumbria

With the occasional city thrown in for good measure!











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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 Labour politician was Prime Minister twice from 1945-1950 and 1950-51



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This Day in British History

23 September, 1326

Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer land at Orwell, Suffolk

Barons opposed to Isabella's husband, Edward II, join them in revolt. Edward is deposed and murdered.

Monarch Mayhem

This queen escaped from Oxford Castle by walking through enemy lines in the middle of the night



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Dacre (Self catering)
The School House, Dacre

The School House

This detached character property in Dacre near Ullswater sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Newby Bridge (Self catering)
Prospect Cottage, Newby Bridge

Prospect Cottage

This traditional cottage near Newby Bridge sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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