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

Joan, The Fair Maid of Kent, was the wife of what prince?



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This Day in British History

19 July, 1545

Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth

The Mary Rose was Henry VIII's pride and joy, and the ship sank while Henry watched from the shore.

Monarch Mayhem

This king came to the throne aged only 9



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Allonby (Self catering)
Gulls Hatch, Allonby

Gulls Hatch

This outstanding terraced cottage is next door to the owners' home and is located off the village green in the centre of Allonby and can sleep four people in two …
Sleeps 4

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Pooley Bridge (Self catering)
Townhead Farmhouse, Pooley Bridge

Townhead Farmhouse

This semi-detached stone cottage is close to the village of Pooley Bridge and can sleep six people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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