Four poster bed in a luxury bedroom at Appleby Castle in Cumbria Stay in the Castle's
luxurious bedrooms
& cosy cottages
Bride & Groom married at Appleby Castle in Cumbria The most romantic
wedding venue in
the Eden Valley
Lady Anne Clifford owner of Appleby Castle Discover Lady Anne
Clifford's legacy & the
Castle's Roman heritage
Discover Now A thousand years of history
The endangered Red Squirrel safe in the grounds at Appleby Castle 27 acres of gardens &
woodland - home to
our rare Red Squirrels
The Norman Keep at Appleby Castle in Cumbria Appleby Castle -
the gateway to
the Eden Valley
Open-air theatre performance in the grounds of Appleby Castle in Cumbria The Castle hosts
special events & shows
throughout the year
WHAT'S ON A SPECTACULAR STAGE Open-air theatre performance in the grounds of Appleby Castle in Cumbria

Appleby Castle

Appleby-in-Westmorland is the gateway to the Eden Valley. Appleby Castle nestles along the meandering River Eden, just 15 miles from the English Lake District. The 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. Lady Anne was a patron of authors and literature; and known for her many letters and diaries.

Appleby 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.

News & Events

Appleby Castle holds special events throughout the year. Follow us on social media for the latest news or visit our Events page.