Historic Buildings in the Lake District

Here you will find historic properties ranging from town houses associated with literary or other historic figures, watermills, industrial heritage buildings, townhouses, and more. You might also like to view our list of the major historic houses (stately homes) in the Lake District region.











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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 >>


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British History Quiz

This profligate poet and preacher rose to become dean of St Paul's Cathedral



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This Day in British History

15 July, 1222

Annual London v Westminster wrestling match turns into a riot

The ringleaders of the riot are hanged or have their hands and feet cut off

Monarch Mayhem

This king rebuilt Westminster Abbey as a shrine to Edward the Confessor



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Bowness-on-Windermere (Self catering)
Lake House, Bowness-on-Windermere

Lake House

A mid-terrace cottage, superbly located within a short distance of the bustling village of Bowness-on-Windermere and yards from Lake Windermere itself and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Kendal (Self catering)
The Coach House, Kendal

The Coach House

This quaint 18th Century coaching inn estate has been converted to form 3 character cottages, situated in the centre of a picturesque Cumbrian village, near Kendal, with the local pub …
Sleeps 6

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