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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 soldier and war hero founded the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides



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This Day in British History

17 July, 1453

Battle of Castillon

The final battle of the Hundred Years War results in a decisive French victory

Monarch Mayhem

This queen was buried in three places; her entrails at Lincoln Cathedral, her heart at Blackfriars in London, and her body at Westminster Abbey



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Alston (Self catering)
Wellhope View Cottage, Alston

Wellhope View Cottage

This sympathetically restored, semi-detached barn conversion near Alston in Cumbria sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Maryport (Self catering)
Bramble Cottage, Maryport

Bramble Cottage

This superb barn conversion is set close to Maryport town in Cumbria and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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