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. Stay at Appleby Castle Hotel in a Norman Castle and experience living history.
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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.

A beam of light shines through the Keep this evening. A beautiful ray of hope amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Our thoughts...
08/04/2020

A beam of light shines through the Keep this evening. A beautiful ray of hope amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those directly affected and all essential workers on the front lines. We will be clapping and cheering you on from Appleby Castle. #weareallinthistogether

In light of recent advice from government regarding the Corona Virus Appleby Castle is closed until further notice.  The...
21/03/2020

In light of recent advice from government regarding the Corona Virus Appleby Castle is closed until further notice. The safety & well being of our staff & guests is of paramount importance. We hope to be open for Easter however this will be dependent upon further advice from the Government. Please stay safe & look after your families.

Celebrate Valentine's Evening with the one you love by candlelight in the 15th century Great Hall with a pianist playing...
29/01/2020
Valentines Day Evening Meal.

Celebrate Valentine's Evening with the one you love by candlelight in the 15th century Great Hall with a pianist playing love songs by request.

Amazing sunset over the jewel in the Eden Valley
19/01/2020

Amazing sunset over the jewel in the Eden Valley

Appleby Castle - the place to celebrate Valentines.  Only 6 rooms left on Friday 14th  & 5 rooms left on Saturday 15th.A...
18/01/2020

Appleby Castle - the place to celebrate Valentines.
Only 6 rooms left on Friday 14th & 5 rooms left on Saturday 15th.
After a romantic meal enjoy the luxury of our historic bedrooms.

18/01/2020
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Valentines at Appleby Castle 2017.
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Valentine's Evening Meal with a pianist in the Great Hall of Appleby Castle.Make it a  evening to remember in this speci...
17/01/2020

Valentine's Evening Meal with a pianist in the Great Hall of Appleby Castle.
Make it a evening to remember in this special unique venue.
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Fox Outside Catering
05/01/2020

Fox Outside Catering

Fox Outside Catering has produced another success.

Appleby Castle's New Years Eve Banquet went very well and we were left with a lot of very happy customers. Thank you all the staff for making this event such a success again.

21/12/2019
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The Hotshots return to Appleby Castle this New Years Eve.

A party in mask with Elysia String Quartet, Pianists, Soprano and Tenor vocalists, a Clarinetist, the Eden Swing Band fo...
05/11/2019

A party in mask with Elysia String Quartet, Pianists, Soprano and Tenor vocalists, a Clarinetist, the Eden Swing Band followed by a disco. What better setting for a Masquerade Ball than the 15th century Great Hall at Appleby Castle.

Skyware
05/11/2019

Skyware

2020 is going to be Lady Anne's year! It's 25 years since this great long distance trail was created and it's as popular as ever. It's got landscape and history and castles. It's crosses the Yorkshire and Westmorland Dales. So much to love.

Eden Swing Band will be playing after the Masquerade meal in the Old Great Hall of Appleby Castle on the 16th of Novembe...
04/11/2019

Eden Swing Band will be playing after the Masquerade meal in the Old Great Hall of Appleby Castle on the 16th of November 2019. These talented musicians will entertain with an eclectic mix of jazz and swing standards from the 1920s and 30s continuing through many eras to include some more contemporary numbers.

The event is in aid of Hospice at Home.

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Make an evening of it, experience living history and stay at Appleby Castle.

Guest who came to the paranormal evenings on the 25th and 26th of December were not disappointed.    One customer's feed...
03/11/2019

Guest who came to the paranormal evenings on the 25th and 26th of December were not disappointed. One customer's feedback;

Really enjoyed our stay we stayed at Appleby Castle in the De Morville suite which was really nice clean and had huge Character. Castle is stunning and surrounded by idyllic scenery. The staff were welcoming and friendly and always on hand and the food was great. Also big thank you to Glenn and Nigare for the Paranormal Night that was an experience and half and I would recommend."

Paranormal weekends are rare at Appleby Castle, there has only been one in the last two years.

What will you be wearing to  the masquerade ball on the 16th of November.  Party in mask in the style of the gentry from...
03/11/2019

What will you be wearing to the masquerade ball on the 16th of November. Party in mask in the style of the gentry from yesteryear. A five course meal will be served in the great hall. Instrumentalist, vocalists performing music from stage and screen a string quartet and a swing band followed by a disco will make this a night to remember.

The event is in aid of Hospice at Home.

02/11/2019

What will your mask be at the Masquerade Ball at Appleby Castle.

02/11/2019
The Cumbria Gaita band play Mazurca dos Areeiras

The Cumbrian Gaita band have played at Appleby Castle on a few occasions and delighted their audience.

The Cumbria Gaita Band play traditional Galician music on traditional Galician instruments. The band is based in South Cumbria and North Lancashire, and play...

Guests to the Masquerade Ball on the 16th of November at Appleby Castle can book their accommodation directly by followi...
02/11/2019

Guests to the Masquerade Ball on the 16th of November at Appleby Castle can book their accommodation directly by following https://buff.ly/2oKEWEg

Experience living history in the gem in the Eden Valley as you party in mask before retiring to one of the grand bedrooms.

There are only four rooms left in the castle; Russel, Clifford, Tufton and LeMeshin.

The perfect way to start the Christmas season.  Doors open from 6.30.  Reservations essential.
30/10/2019

The perfect way to start the Christmas season. Doors open from 6.30. Reservations essential.

Appleby Tourist Information Centre
29/10/2019

Appleby Tourist Information Centre

Autumn 🍂 In Appleby-in-Westmorland 💕
Thanks for the amazing photos Carmen x

Only one room and one cottage left for the paranormal weekend which starts today.  A few places on both nights left too.
25/10/2019

Only one room and one cottage left for the paranormal weekend which starts today. A few places on both nights left too.

24/10/2019
A Corner Of Eden

A Corner Of Eden

One man and his dog...taking a moment to take in the view from Wild Boar Fell.
A breezy and beautiful day for a walk up Wild Boar. The 360* vista from the top are stunning and Ned loves looking out.
It takes about an hour to walk to the top from the cottages and from there you get to see all of the Lakes mountains, the 3 peaks of Yorkshire, the magnificent Howgill Fells and the expanse of the Eden Valley. It’s so worth it!!
Who's been up?
(apologies for the shaky zoom in on A Corner of Eden Cottages... it was a tad windy 😆)

23/10/2019

The wall of Appleby Castle are at-least 900 years old. They were wooden before they were converted to stone. This is the perfect place for a paranormal investigation.

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The last time we entered the Keep for a paranormal investigation there was a lot of activity.  The oldest building in th...
23/10/2019
Appleby Castle Paranormal Evening

The last time we entered the Keep for a paranormal investigation there was a lot of activity. The oldest building in the castle could have its roots in Roman times. Coming through to one of our mediums was a Roman Soldier.

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The owner of Appleby Castle is allowing paranormal investigations into the 900 year old castle which includes the 13th century round tower, dungeon, 12th century basement at Appleby Castle and the 11th century Keep.

There are only three bedrooms left for the paranormal investigation evening on the 26th of October.  Nightingale cottage...
22/10/2019

There are only three bedrooms left for the paranormal investigation evening on the 26th of October. Nightingale cottage, the State bedroom and the Evidence bedroom. The State bedroom and Evidence bedroom were added to the castle in the late 17th century and the cottage in the mid 17th century. The State room is named if ever there was a visiting member of state. The last known visitor from the Royal family to Appleby Castle was the Duchess of Tech.

22/10/2019
Paranormal

Mary Anne True Readings is the Romany Gypsy Fortune Teller & clairvoyant coming to the paranormal weekend at Appleby Castle. She will be available for private readings throughout the weekend as we explore the castle which is more than 900 years old.

One place that we will investigate is the B house.  Dating from medieval times this was a corner building of the market ...
21/10/2019

One place that we will investigate is the B house. Dating from medieval times this was a corner building of the market garden used by Lady Anne Clifford in the mid seventeenth century.

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21/10/2019

Which mask will you be wearing to the masquerade ball on the 16th of November?

The paranormal investigation on the 26th of October will go to the bottom of the 12th century Keep.
18/10/2019

The paranormal investigation on the 26th of October will go to the bottom of the 12th century Keep.

Over past paranormal evenings, we have allowed guests to climb the stone stair case to the top of the round tower – a ro...
13/10/2019

Over past paranormal evenings, we have allowed guests to climb the stone stair case to the top of the round tower – a room unchanged for centuries.
On three separate occasions with three completely different groups of people, the same phenomena came through the board and gave a little more information each time.

What will we find in the round tower on 25th and 25th of October?

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Beautiful autumn sunsets.
11/10/2019

Beautiful autumn sunsets.

Appleby Castle in the Eden Valley is beautiful in autumn months.  Beautiful sunsets as the trees lose their leaves.  Exp...
08/10/2019

Appleby Castle in the Eden Valley is beautiful in autumn months. Beautiful sunsets as the trees lose their leaves. Experience living history and visit Appleby Castle.

Groups that hire Appleby Castle are often treated to a special guided tour which goes beyond the normal tours.  Guests a...
07/10/2019

Groups that hire Appleby Castle are often treated to a special guided tour which goes beyond the normal tours. Guests are sometimes taken to the State bedroom which was created in 1686 when the tapestries were replaced by Westmorland Oak panels. It is thought that the tapestries in the State bedroom were located elsewhere in the castle. They have been dated from the late sixteenth century

Groups who rent the castle for the weekend or more often choose to take advantage of Silverband Falconry.  Guests not on...
07/10/2019

Groups who rent the castle for the weekend or more often choose to take advantage of Silverband Falconry. Guests not only learn interesting facts about birds of prey but also their importance to medieval life in Britain. What finer place to display the birds of prey than a Norman Castle with its origins in Roman times. The highlight for many guests is to wear the glove and have the birds of prey fly up to it.

06/10/2019

Appleby Castle is a special place to celebrate a wedding or anniversary. It is the only Norman Castle in the UK that allows a marriage ceremony and wedding breakfast in the historic rooms such as the 15th century great hall, followed by a party in the 12th century old great hall. Become a part of history in this unique gem in the North of England

06/10/2019
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Appleby Castle is the perfect place to celebrate a special birthday or a family function. With accommodation for 48 people family groups who hire the whole castle have this gem in the Eden Valley entirely to themselves. One group chose to dress up in Medieval costume rented from Molly Limpets and enjoyed a medieval feast in the Old Great Hall entertained by the Cumbrian Gaita band. A unique and memorable way to celebrate a birthday.

One of the psychics coming to the Paranormal weekend is a Romany Gypsy with a long family history in the area.  Her gran...
05/10/2019

One of the psychics coming to the Paranormal weekend is a Romany Gypsy with a long family history in the area. Her grandfather was a champion jockey. His name was Cornelius Kennedy and he was so successful that King George V gave him a golden whip, tea service and cigar box. The picture shows the family from the early twentieth century.

04/10/2019

The grounds of Appleby Castle will be closed for the weekend on the 5th & 6th of October as the Castle has been rented for a private function.

The grounds will re-open on Monday 7th October at 11.30am. Guided tours will also be available on Monday 7th October at 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Guest to Appleby Castle take advantage of one of the most spectacular  walks in Britain; High Cup Nick.    Walk in magni...
29/09/2019

Guest to Appleby Castle take advantage of one of the most spectacular walks in Britain; High Cup Nick. Walk in magnificent North Pennine scenery to one of the greatest geological features in all of England.

High Cup is a classic U-shaped glaciated valley formed by the sturdiness of grey-blue dolerite the crags. It is on the Pennine Way and can be reached from Dufton in the Eden Valley. Appleby Castle is just 4 miles from Dufton and is the perfect place to relax after a days hike.

The scene is set for the masquerade ball on the 16th of November, starting in the 12th hall and dining in the 15th centu...
29/09/2019

The scene is set for the masquerade ball on the 16th of November, starting in the 12th hall and dining in the 15th century great hall. Party in mask in the style of the gentry from yesteryear. A five course meal will be served in the great hall. Instrumentalist, vocalists, a string quartet and a swing swing band followed by a disco will make this a night to remember.

The event is in aid of Hospice at Home.

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Appleby Castle, Boroughgate
Appleby
CA16 6XH

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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