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 13th century Franciscan monk and scholar taught at Oxford and Paris, and is famous for his research into optics



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This Day in British History

18 January, 1486

Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth is the daughter of Edward IV. The marriage efectively united the Houses of York and Lancaster, ending the Wars of the Roses

Monarch Mayhem

Guy Fawkes attempted to blow this king up on 5 November, 1605



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

Nightingale

This stunning all ground floor cottage is set in the grounds of Appleby Castle in Appleby-in-Westmorland and sleeps two people in one bedroom.
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Great Strickland (Self catering)
Corner Cottage, Great Strickland

Corner Cottage

This stone-built, end-terrace cottage is situated in the Cumbrian village of Great Strickland and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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