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Great Orton is a village in the parish of Orton, in the City of Carlisle district of the English county of Cumbria. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 453. Historically, the village is part of Cumberland.
Great Orton is close to England's border with Scotland. The English city of Carlisle lies about five miles to the east, whereas the Scottish town of Gretna lies just eight miles to the north..
Great Orton has a primary school with nursery, a pub (the Wellington), a church (St Giles), a village hall and a butcher's shop (R J Mulholland). The village hall is available to hire and you can find more information at http://www.greatortonvillagehall.co.uk
Nearby settlements include the city of Carlisle, the villages of Thursby, Little Orton, Kirkbampton, Thurstonfield, Moorhouse, Wiggonby and the hamlet of Orton Rigg.
For transport there is the B5307 road, the A595 road and the A596 road. There is also Carlisle railway station about six miles away.