Grown in Britain: Responsible Woodland Management

Grown in Britain: Responsible Woodland Management

In a further demonstration of our commitment to environmental sustainability, the Duchy of Lancaster is backing the Grown in Britain (GiB) campaign with all of its rural woodlands accredited under the scheme. Some 2,818 acres of Duchy-owned woodland in Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire have been certified by GiB, a non-for-profit organisation which aims to […]

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Snowy ‘Staycations’ Proving Popular

The Duchy of Lancaster’s luxury holiday cottages in Yorkshire and Lancashire have had a record year to March despite – or perhaps because of – the exceptional wintry weather during the last few months. In Yorkshire and Lancashire many well-loved beauty spots were literally transformed into a winter wonderland overnight. Those who dared to brave […]

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Refurbishment Breathes New Life Into Historic Workshops

The spectacular countryside of the Trough of Bowland and the comfort and character of the Duchy’s refurbishment of a historic stable yard and workshops continues to prove popular with new tenants from across the county and further afield. The newest resident at Root Hill Estate Yard is 42-year old staff nurse Rebecca Sharp and her […]

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Duchy sponsors Forest of Bowland AONB Awards

A former headteacher was presented with the Duchy of Lancaster-sponsored Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s Forest of Bowland AONB Awards. Since moving to the village of Bleasdale 25 years ago, Jean Fone has variously been a primary school headteacher, fundraiser, community leader, volunteer ranger, historian and archivist. Judges at the awards said: “Jean has […]

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Duchy of Lancaster launches new holiday cottages website

The Duchy of Lancaster has launched a new website dedicated to helping visitors find information on its growing portfolio of holiday cottages. The new site – – features a sleek, simple navigation system that makes finding information and placing bookings easy and intuitive. The website features an easily accessible booking system to check availability […]

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