Appleby Castle

Appleby Castle Appleby Castle Hotel, the most important historical fortification in the Eden Valley raises its portcullis for weddings, conferences and guided tours.
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Stay at Appleby Castle Hotel in a Norman Castle and experience living history. Deep in the heart of the Eden Valley, nestling alongside the meandering river Eden, stands Appleby Castle. This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps (not a ruin). Experience the tranquil stunning scenery of this special place. Stay in the historical rooms and dine in the 15th century dining room or the 12th century tavern.

Operating as usual

Due to to government’s announcement last weekend, we inform you that Appleby Castle hotel, grounds and restaurant will b...
06/11/2020

Due to to government’s announcement last weekend, we inform you that Appleby Castle hotel, grounds and restaurant will be closed from Thursday November 5th until December 2nd.

We would like to thank all our fantastic members of staff who have worked so hard to keep the castle running and all our wonderful guest for their support over the last couple of months.

We are looking forward to opening our gates again in December and hope that everyone stays safe during this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the front line essential workers. Thank you for your service.

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Happy November 1st from Appleby Castle. Here is one of our new residents, a friendly wizard watching over us all!...#app...
01/11/2020

Happy November 1st from Appleby Castle. Here is one of our new residents, a friendly wizard watching over us all!
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27/10/2020
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The Norman Keep towering amidst the clouds! When you book your stay at Appleby Castle, you aren’t just booking a beautif...
27/10/2020

The Norman Keep towering amidst the clouds! When you book your stay at Appleby Castle, you aren’t just booking a beautiful hotel room, you are booking a unique opportunity and experience! Book today, link in bio!
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Fantastic artwork of some of the castle rooms by the extremely talented @can0nvela 🤩 Thank you for sharing! Book your st...
25/10/2020

Fantastic artwork of some of the castle rooms by the extremely talented @can0nvela 🤩 Thank you for sharing! Book your stay in one of our historic rooms today! Link in bio!
📷: @can0nvela
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Fantastic artwork of some of the castle rooms by the extremely talented @can0nvela 🤩 Thank you for sharing! Book your st...
25/10/2020

Fantastic artwork of some of the castle rooms by the extremely talented @can0nvela 🤩 Thank you for sharing! Book your stay in one of our historic rooms today! Link in bio!
📷: @can0nvela
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This year has caused so many brides and grooms to change their wedding plans but it has also showed us that love truly d...
21/10/2020

This year has caused so many brides and grooms to change their wedding plans but it has also showed us that love truly does win! Appleby Castle are offering special romantic elopement packages for couple who still want to create their fairytale wedding! For more details and to book your big day, check out the link in our bio!
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A wonderful photograph by @whatlaradid of two of our cutest visitors! 🤩...#applebycastle #applebycastlehotel #applebycas...
20/10/2020

A wonderful photograph by @whatlaradid of two of our cutest visitors! 🤩
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With great sadness we let you know that Wolfe, one of our beloved wolfhounds and guardian of the castle, died earlier to...
13/10/2020

With great sadness we let you know that Wolfe, one of our beloved wolfhounds and guardian of the castle, died earlier today. She lived long and happy life and we shall miss her terribly. May she rest in peace.

So glad you enjoyed your stay @carmenfearnley! Thank you for sharing! We love seeing all the photos and videos of our gu...
02/10/2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay @carmenfearnley! Thank you for sharing! We love seeing all the photos and videos of our guests stay!
📷: @carmenfearnley
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Thank you for sharing and tagging us in your #applebycastle posts! ❤️ We love seeing all your wonderful photos! Here is ...
17/09/2020

Thank you for sharing and tagging us in your #applebycastle posts! ❤️ We love seeing all your wonderful photos! Here is a great shot from @wheelie_high 😊
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Smoke, one of our Irish Wolfhounds making a friend! 🐺🥰📷: @annakerr_rice ...#applebycastle #applebycastletour #applebycas...
16/09/2020

Smoke, one of our Irish Wolfhounds making a friend! 🐺🥰
📷: @annakerr_rice
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Wonderful detail captured at Appleby Castle. The Greenman is a ledgendary being interpreted as the symbol of nature and ...
10/09/2020

Wonderful detail captured at Appleby Castle. The Greenman is a ledgendary being interpreted as the symbol of nature and rebirth. As we head into a new season where green turns gold blanketing the ground, the Greenman has chance to recharge and reflect before the cycle renews. The castle grounds are open everyday from 10.30am-3.00pm! Guided tours available!
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Have you experienced the serene stillness of a countryside morning? The sun rising at Appleby Castle is a beautiful sigh...
08/09/2020

Have you experienced the serene stillness of a countryside morning? The sun rising at Appleby Castle is a beautiful sight. You can actually stay overnight in a Norman castle and take a break from the busy modern world. Book your stay now! Link in bio!
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The driveway leading to the inner bailey of Appleby Castle is lined with old, majestic trees planted by famous historica...
07/09/2020

The driveway leading to the inner bailey of Appleby Castle is lined with old, majestic trees planted by famous historical figures. The oak tree pictured was planted on the 7th of October, 1897 by H.R.H Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (holding the title Duchess of Teck through marriage). She was granddaughter of George III and great-grandmother of the current Queen Elizabeth II. The Duchess died 20 days after planting this tree at the age of 63. There are so many stories to be told about Appleby Castle and it’s history, come and hear some during our daily guided tours! Grounds are open 10.30am-3.00pm every day during the summer!
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The modern traveller may stay in comfort in the 17th Century chambers of the Castle but there are reminders all around t...
06/09/2020

The modern traveller may stay in comfort in the 17th Century chambers of the Castle but there are reminders all around them the Appleby is not a show castle but the real thing, standing in the path of and invaders from the North. Records show that this was a bastion of the Plantagenet kings.. Edward 1 is known to have stayed here in November 1300 at the time of the siege of Caerlaverock with one of his leading companions Robert Clifford. Book your stay now! Link in bio!
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The Yew Walk at Appleby Castle is an atmospheric secret area with its own feeling of mystery. Probably originally plante...
05/09/2020

The Yew Walk at Appleby Castle is an atmospheric secret area with its own feeling of mystery. Probably originally planted as a hedge to a medieval garden path, a row of flagstones now lead beneath centuries old yew trees in fantastic forms. To add to the mystery a number of them now carry hidden faces which it seems impossible to count. The walk now leads to a pretty lawn and gazebo and a beautifully entwined lovers tree. This part of the grounds are also the home of protected red squirrels and it is possible you will catch a glimpse of squirrel Nutkin hopping amongst the branches. A magical place.

Grounds are open from 10.30am- 3:00pm daily! Guided tours available!
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Have a key to a castle! Live the authentic experience of staying in the 12th century Appleby Castle! Book now (link in b...
04/09/2020

Have a key to a castle! Live the authentic experience of staying in the 12th century Appleby Castle! Book now (link in bio)!
📷: @lydiarrrw
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Stunning sunset over the keep! Appleby Castle is one of the rarest treasures in the world. A place where you can experie...
02/09/2020

Stunning sunset over the keep! Appleby Castle is one of the rarest treasures in the world. A place where you can experience history and touch time. Appleby Castle is not a just a hotel, it’s an adventure. Start yours today, book now! Link in bio!
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The Castle’s 12 guest bedrooms are full of period details and antique furniture.
02/09/2020

The Castle’s 12 guest bedrooms are full of period details and antique furniture.

The Castle’s 12 guest bedrooms are full of period details and antique furniture.

Lady Anne was born in 1590 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, of whom she was a favourite, she was a striking, beautiful...
31/08/2020

Lady Anne was born in 1590 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, of whom she was a favourite, she was a striking, beautiful and spirited young girl. She was to live through the reigns of four monarchs to the incredible age (by 17th Century standards) of 86, dying in 1676, and was to defy her two husbands, a King and a Dictator in order to preserve what she thought was her inheritance and legacy. Lady Anne had four castles in Westmoreland, with Appleby Castle being the best preserved.

There are many stories about this fascinating and remarkable woman who even in her own time was described as “The honour of her Sex and Age, fitter for an History than a Sermon”. Her spirit and her works still survive amongst the land and Castles she loved so well.

Lady Anne was buried in St Lawrence Church in Appleby, and this beautiful old town preserves much of its 17th Century charm. Beautiful Appleby Castle also preserves many of its connections with Lady Anne and her time, and is the best starting point for an exploration of dramatic Westmoreland and the Lake District.

Fabulous article from Brides Up North!
31/08/2020

Fabulous article from Brides Up North!

Like a real-life fairytale, today’s enchanting real wedding takes place in a magnificent castle in the Lake District. Could this setting be any dreamier?

http://bridesupnorth.com/2018/11/08/castle-in-the-sky-pronovias-for-an-elegant-wedding-at-appleby-castle-francesca-richard/

With images by Ailsa Reeve Photography and mentions for Appleby Castle, Pronovias, The Perfect Bridal Company, MONSOON, Chiara Murtas hair and beauty, Appleby Flower Basket, The Hot Jazz Biscuits, Country Blooms, Fellside Brides, Red Groomswear, Ever-Pretty.com, Stag Design, Campbell & Rowley Catering and Events, Northwest Wedding Videos and more...

The Beehouse stands on medieval fortifications and was originally a watchtower. The top floor was built in 1653 by Lady ...
30/08/2020

The Beehouse stands on medieval fortifications and was originally a watchtower. The top floor was built in 1653 by Lady Anne Clifford at the edge of the market garden for the castle. It is recorded in Lady Anne’s Diaries that she sought solace in this building where she use to relax and meditate. Some people say it is called the Beehouse because it was a place where bees had their hives. Some say that in fact that it is a corruption of “Bede House”, bede being the old word for prayer.

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Beautiful flowers by the portcullis! So many hidden treasures to find within the castle grounds. Come and explore with t...
29/08/2020

Beautiful flowers by the portcullis! So many hidden treasures to find within the castle grounds. Come and explore with the whole family for a great day out! Grounds are open from 10.30am- 3.00pm daily. Guided tours available! 📷: @janinairene
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Check out this fantastic article myhotelbreak.com wrote about us! 🎉😀
29/08/2020

Check out this fantastic article myhotelbreak.com wrote about us! 🎉😀

Appleby Castle in the picturesque Lake District is one of the finest castles in the region..🕍

Filled with history, charm and everything else it's a must visit when thinking about your next short break in the Lake District.

Check out more in our latest blog below 👇

http://www.applebycastle.co.uk/AC/appleby-castle-news/

Voted best Castle Wedding Venue in Cumbria! 🎉 Appleby Castle is an unforgettable place to say your vows. Work with our f...
28/08/2020

Voted best Castle Wedding Venue in Cumbria! 🎉 Appleby Castle is an unforgettable place to say your vows. Work with our fantastic wedding coordinator @weddingsbyannabel to plan your perfect day! 📷: @helenwhitakerphotography

Autumn is sneaking up on us! The beautiful colours of the fall will soon be coating the castle grounds. Book your getawa...
27/08/2020

Autumn is sneaking up on us! The beautiful colours of the fall will soon be coating the castle grounds. Book your getaway now! Link in bio! 📷: @baldhiker

WittWoo Photo
26/08/2020

WittWoo Photo

Appleby Castle's Masked Ball in November 2019.
Canapés and cocktails served to start follwed by a banquet dinner with a String quartet. Finishing the evening with a swing band and disco.

Do you need to get out of the house? Come and explore our beautiful grounds! Now open!       📷: @orlytsesis
25/08/2020

Do you need to get out of the house? Come and explore our beautiful grounds! Now open! 📷: @orlytsesis

Have you heard the news? Appleby Castle was on the front cover of the official visit Britain magazine as one of the U.K’...
24/08/2020

Have you heard the news? Appleby Castle was on the front cover of the official visit Britain magazine as one of the U.K’s top historic places to stay! We are back open and looking forward to your visit! Book now! Link in bio!

Do you hear the the birds singing and the sound of the river and nature when you wake up? Do you see the stars shining b...
23/08/2020

Do you hear the the birds singing and the sound of the river and nature when you wake up? Do you see the stars shining bright and clear at night? At Appleby Castle the peace and tranquillity of nature surrounds you. Book your stay today! Link in bio!

📷: @samuelsansome

Do you want to sleep like royalty? 👸🤴 The state room is situated in the corner of the North East Tower with fabulous vie...
21/08/2020

Do you want to sleep like royalty? 👸🤴 The state room is situated in the corner of the North East Tower with fabulous views looking across the Castle Park to the River Eden and the Pennines. With 16th Century tapestries adorning all walls, this special room is a fine example of how the very wealthy decorated their rooms before the advent of wallpaper and very few rooms like it exist in the country today. Two 16th Century four poster beds are situated in the room, one of which has Lady Anne Clifford’s headboard dated 1590. Book Now! Link in bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #applebycastle #cumbria #fourposterbed #tapestry #antiquefurniture #antique #furniture #visitcumbria #lakedisdrict #edenvalley #castle #history #englishheritage #appleby #luxury #finedining #medieval #museum #hotel #bestofbritain #england #visitengland #nature #beauty #castlesofinstagram #travel #traveltheworld #historicbuilding @ Appleby Castle

Looking for the perfect Holi-stay? Appleby Castle is an idyllic setting for a staycation whilst it’s tricky to travel ab...
20/08/2020

Looking for the perfect Holi-stay? Appleby Castle is an idyllic setting for a staycation whilst it’s tricky to travel abroad. Explore this wonderful country and the beautiful Eden Valley. It’s easy to keep physical distance within this beautiful castle and our team have been working hard to meet guidelines set out by the government and public health officials in order to ensure the highest standards of safety and comfort for our guests and colleagues. Book your staycay today! Link in bio! #applebycastle #applebycastlehotel #staycation #holistay #edenvalley #greatbritain #england #britain #luxeryhotel #travel #castle #englishcastle #medieval #airbnbexperience #hotel #manorhouse #tourism #explore

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A big thank you to the staff for an amazing New Years Eve we had a great time
Im trying to book a room, and the email doesnt work and nobody answers facebook messages even though its clearly neen seen. I got a buyagift voucher for a stay here, and it seems like i cant even book a room. Can someone please get back to me. Kind Regards Anthony Barnes
Good Morning, I hope you can assist as this is the 4th time I’ve email and tried ringing 2 times and still not had confirmation. I finally got through to someone on Friday the 28/06/2019 and asked to book afternoon tea for two for the 19th August and explained that this was with a voucher from Buyagift.com. This was a birthday gift for me from my Son and the 19th August will be our Silver Wedding Anniversary. So it’s important to me that all is booked and in place. The person took my booking and contact details, phone and email, and was told I would receive an email confirmation later that day. I am still waiting over a week later and have booked accommodation elsewhere for that weekend. I am really disappointed with the lack of organisation and customer service in trying to get this booked. I would appreciate if somebody could do me the curtesy of answering my email and at least confirm that the booking has been made. My details are : Mobile 07756320620 and personnel email [email protected]
We must include this on our next adventure across the pond. I knew I had royalty in my blood and explains my obsession with British History!! And they have a famous horse fair in June ..... more proof as you know how much I love horses 😁
What a lot of fun
Are the gardens still open to the public? I have made a couple of enquiries about afternoon teas by email too but have not received an answer.
A deserved and stunning weekend away spent with my favourite person in the entire world...my amazing hubby Pablo Storey ❤... all courtesy of Utility Alliance #ualife #thebestlife #thebestbosses . . . #applebycastle #appleby #castle #cumbria #beautiful #followme #dateweekend #historic #amazing #history #treecare #travel #normancastle #love #thelakes #madeforthis #keep #medieval #visitcumbria #trees #datenight #cashfollowtrain #uglyfollowtrain #spam4spam #likeforlike
We had the most wonderful wedding at the Castle! Thank you so much to you all....you were like our extended family by the time we left! ❤❤😊
Just wondering if you would be able to verify whether this doorway matches any at Appleby Castle? This is an 1896 photo of Charles Colnaghi, probably taken a day or days before his untimely death while a guest of Lord Hothfield. Would be nice to know whether this photo was indeed taken at the castle or where. Thanks for any help.
Just wanted to thank all the staff on New Years Eve for a fabulous night. It was everything we expected it to be and we were not disappointed. All concerned worked incredibly hard. We will definitely be back and would recommend your events to everyone 🍾🥂🍷🥃👏🤗
‘LADY ANNE’S WAY’ by Diane Lawrenson This stunning limited edition bronze maquette captures the spirit of the indomitable Lady Anne Clifford (1590 –1676) with her steely determination walking the Lady Anne’s Way long distance trail through old Westmorland. The sale to these bronzes will contribute to a new full size ‘Lady Anne’s Way’ sculpture in Kirkby Stephen. “Lady Anne travelled through this region with a vision for its future. Building, restoration and care for the inhabitants, providing schools, churches, almshouses, while at the same time, in other areas of our country, people were struggling and starving brought about by the English Civil War.” DL Dec 2017 Diane Lawrenson http://www.dianelawrenson-sculptor.co.uk Royal Cambrian Academician, Member of the Society of Women Artists Award winning Sculptor Enquiries to: Ann Sandell - Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome [email protected] 43 x 14cms weight 3.50 kilo £3,500