Appleby Castle is situated just 15 miles from the English Lake District and deep in the heart of the Eden Valley, nestling alongside the meandering River Eden. 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.
In the 17th Century, the Castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford. She was a patron of authors and literature; and known for her many letters and diaries. Imagine being able to relax in the home of Lady Anne
Appleby Castle is the perfect location for luxurious weddings. Celebrate your wedding reception in style after a ceremony in the Great Hall built in 1454.
History tours of the Castle are held daily but advance booking is essential.
Stay at Appleby Castle and enjoy a four poster bed in the style of the gentry with full use of all the facilities; great hall, games room, tennis court and tour of this special building.
Alternatively stay in one of our self contained holiday cottages. Set in the Inner Bailey, these provide the perfect retreat from a days walking, golf, fishing and shooting.
Appleby Castle owns the fishing rights on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir. This is prime fishing territory and Salmon, Trout and Grayling abound in this special stretch of river. Fishing rights are exclusively for our guests.