The Derwentwater Room


  • Fireplace
  • Window step set into 7 ft walls
  • Super king-size four-poster bed
  • Sofa bed

History of the name

In 1705 the Langley Estates became the property of the Earls of Derwentwater, Viscounts Langley. James, the 3rd Earl and his brother Charles were strong Jacobites and took leading parts in the "Glorious Rebellions" of 1715 and 1745 which ended the Stuart Dynasty. Both brothers were captured at Preston in 1715. Charles escaped to France and James was executed. Charles returned to England to aid the 1745 Rebellion, but was caught and beheaded as well.

On the roadside between Haydon Bridge and Langley Castle is a stone cross with inscription, which was erected to commemorate the execution of James and Charles.