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 first president of the Royal Academy was the foremost portrait painter of the late 18th century



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This Day in British History

21 June, 1377

Death of Edward III

Edward is succeeded by his grandson, Richard, son of the Black Prince

Monarch Mayhem

This king was held responsible for the death of Archbishop Thomas Becket



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Kendal (Self catering)
Dairy Cottage, Kendal

Dairy Cottage

A charming 2 bedroom character cottage tucked away up a quiet country lane offering superb views of Kendal and the surrounding countryside. Situated on the Dales-Way with numerous walks from …
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Windermere (Self catering)
Bluebell Brook, Windermere

Bluebell Brook

This terraced cottage is in Windermere in the Lake District and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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