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 essayist and poet is best known for his 'Dictionery of the English Language', published in 1755



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This Day in British History

24 June, 1141

Londoners expel Queen Matilda from the city

The citizens of London were angered by Matilda's demands for taxes and forced her to flee from a banquet and escape to Oxford

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was known for his ruddy complexion



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Lupton (Self catering)
Capel, Lupton

Capel

This unique, semi-detached cottage sits on a working rare breed farm near Lupton, sleeping four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Witsend, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Witsend

Witsend is part of a 2000 conversion of a 17th century bank barn, and stands alongside the owner's home within 12 acres of woodland and farmland. The first …
Sleeps 3

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