Hutton -in-the-Forest Walled Garden


This historic Cumbrian house located on the edge of the Lake District was at least 250 years old when it was bought by my family in 1605. We love living here and are sure you will enjoy visiting. As well as a rich variety of architecture, furnishings and a beautiful garden, there are varied outdoor …

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Dalemain House

Dalemain Cumbria

The History of Dalemain Cumbria The name Dalemain means ‘manor in the valley’, and there has been a settlement in its position since the time of the Saxons.The first recorded mention of a building on this site, is of a fortified pele tower in the reign of Henry II; one of a line of towers …

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Brantwood House and Coniston

John Ruskin and Brantwood

John Ruskin and Brantwood Brantwood, on the shores of Coniston Water, was the home of John Ruskin, one of the greatest figures of the Victorian age. Ruskin was a poet, an artist, a critic, a social revolutionary and a conservationist. After many visits to the Lake District from the age of five onward, Ruskin’s affection …

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Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall and Gardens, Cumbria You can tour the house without the restriction of ropes and barriers, and see the distinguished library, elegant drawing room, and ornate dining room. Climb the striking staircase and you can view portraits of Charles II, and Catherine of Braganza. You can visit the bedroom where Queen Mary stayed in …

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Churchill Statue London

Cumbria and The Lakes

Cumbria and The Lakes Cumbria is a county situated in the far north west corner of England. Its northern boundary runs along the Scottish border where the town of Carlisle and Hadrian’s wall are testament to its turbulent past. Cumbria and The Lakes are known for their rich cultural heritage and are considered to be …

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