Make Valentines a special weekend to remember - 14th & 15th February
Carrot & Corriander Soup
Duck, Gin Orange Parfait
Smoked Salmon, Safron Aioli and Caviar
Lamb served on a bed of mash potato with honey glazed seasonal vegetables
Butternut Squash, Red Onion and Cranberry Tangine
Chocolate Coronet Pavlova
Strawberries, Cream and Ice cream
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea and Tour in the home of Lady Anne Clifford.
Lady Anne Clifford (1590 – 1676), arguably the most celebrated owner of Appleby Castle described Appleby Castle as, “The most ancient seat of mine inheritance.”
She stood up to the Kings of England and to Oliver Cromwell and was remarkable for her social conscience and good will, building alms houses for poor and destitute women of Appleby and restoring churches in the mid 17th century.
Lady Anne had a very close and strong relationship with her mother who encouraged and supported her especially over her inheritance claims in a world dominated by men.
This year we would like to celebrate Mother’s Day with a special afternoon tea, followed by a short tour of the Appleby Castle.
There will be three sittings for afternoon tea; 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm. The tour will follow the afternoon tea.
Sit in the Great Hall that was used by Lady Anne and enjoy a splendid afternoon tea made from fresh local ingredients and the best that Westmorland has to offer.
A pianist will play both the Harpsichord that was played by Lady Anne and the piano.
Adults £ 25 per person
Children £15 per person
Tickets will be available to purchase here shortly.
Cumbria at it’s best!
A Paranormal Weekend - date yet to be released
There are many unexplained stories to tell.
Come and see table tipping with your own eyes.
Find out about Edwin – a monk who had possession of the one the scrolls about the Clifford family that is stored in the tunnel between the church and the castle. The scrolls contain some information about the Clifford and the Royal family.
Cost on Friday night from 9pm – £45 per person.
Cost on Saturday night from 9pm – £55 per person.
Program of events
Check in from 3pm.
5pm. Meet the medium in the medieval tavern.
Discussion of the weekend about what to expect and what might happen.
6.30pm. Drinks in the Great Hall with pianist
7.30pm. Dinner – formal Dining room
9.30pm. Convene in the Old Great Hall
An explanation of rods, crystals, glass board, table tipping.
An explanation of the message board.
Investigation areas : Dungeon, Old Great Hall, 17th century abandoned house by the castle wall, Lady Anne’s Bee House.
Tea and coffee break throughout evening
Evening finishes at 2.30am
10.30am – 11.30am. Breakfast.
12 midday. Activity – investigate grounds and possible tunnel reported by the Cliffords.
2pm. Light lunch – buffet in dining room.
4pm. Aura readings.
5.30pm. Rest / free time.
9pm. Investigation areas: Round tower, ground floor of Keep, Old Chapel, upstairs bedrooms, staircase.
Tea and coffee breaks throughout.
2.30am. Evening concludes.
Masquerade Ball November
All guests must come in a mask of their choice
Guests will arrive in the Old Great Hall from 6.30pm for canapés and cocktails as the string quartet entertains. (first cocktail is free)
At 7.30 guests will be seated in the 15th century Great Hall for a five course meal. (To see the menu click, “Book for Masquerade Ball” below)
Throughout the meal you will be entertained by a string quartet along with live vocal and instrumentalist playing well known tunes from stage and screen.
At 9.30 Eden Swing band 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, followed by a disco.
At 2.30pm, the evening concludes.
Christmas Banquet with Carol Singers 12th December 2020
Guest can arrive from 6.30pm for canapés and a free cocktail.
At 7.30pm everyone is seated in the Great Hall for the banquet.
The 5 course banquet is then served.
A pianist will play Christmas Carols along with Carol Singers who will entertain throughout the banquet.
After tea or coffee to conclude the banquet a band / disco will play downstairs in the Old Great Hall.
Evening concludes at 1.30am.