Appleby Castle & The Norman Centre

Appleby Castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keep. The keep has re-opened as The Norman Centre a museum dedicated to Norman history. In the 17th Century, the Castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford. Lady Anne was a patron of authors and literature; and known for her many letters and diaries.

Appleby-in-Westmorland is the gateway to the Eden Valley. The Castle’s luxurious accommodation includes 12 stylish bedrooms and 3 self-contained cottages so you can come stay and relax in the home of Lady Anne.

The Castle is the perfect location for stylish weddings. Celebrate your wedding reception in style after a ceremony in the Great Hall, which was built in 1454.

The Castle is also available for private celebrations, business conferences, filming and sporting events.

During the summer months, the Castle holds a variety of special events including open-air theatre and battle re-enactments.

History Tours of the Castle are held daily throughout the summer months 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 the Castle’s facilities; the great hall, games room and enjoy a tour of this historic 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.