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 decisive battle saw Alfred the Great defeat the Danes under Guthrun



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This Day in British History

15 November, 1890

Pernell discredited in O'Shea divorce case

Charles Parnell, the leading voice for Irish Home Rule, was named as a co-respondent in the sensational divorce proceedings. He resigns as leader of Parliamentary Irish Party.

Monarch Mayhem

Defeated Robert, Duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Avranches



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Far Sawrey (Self catering)
Lowe-McConnell, Far Sawrey

Lowe-McConnell

This contemporary terraced is situated on the shore of Lake Windermere, one mile from the village of Far Sawrey and sleeps two people.
Sleeps 2

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Coniston (Self catering)
Mountain Escape, Coniston

Mountain Escape

This apartment is situated in the centre of Coniston and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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