Special Events


You can now buy gift vouchers for a stay at Appleby Castle (£25 to £200) or a delicious charcuterie board (£25 for two people).


welcomes you to come and meet the animals.


Zoobidoo, the zoo that comes to you, will be giving talks on all the mammals, reptiles and mini beasts with the opportunity to interact and get hands on them too!

There will also be Llamas in the castle grounds for families to see and learn about, even a chance to join them on walk in the castle grounds.

The town band will be playing throughout the day and at 4pm there will be the opportunity for communal carol singing led by the choir of St Lawrence’s Church, Appleby.

A fun and educational day for all the family!

Date: Sunday 5 December 2021 – NOW BOOKING!

Time: 11am to 4pm

Tickets: Only £10 per family (Up to 2 adults and children)


The evening starts at 6pm and guests offered a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice on arrival.

Dinner will be served at 7pm in the 15th century Great Hall with music from our resident pianist and bagpipes throughout the evening.

The meal concludes at 10pm and the Great Hall will be closed.

However, the Medieval Tavern and Old Great Hall will open at 9pm with live music from The Hotshots, Appleby’s local band.

Followed by a disco until 1.30pm.

Bagpipes will welcome in the New Year at midnight!

Date: Friday 31 December 2021 – NOW BOOKING!

Time: 6pm, 5 course meal served at 7pm

Tickets: £65 per Adult, £35 per Child

Note: Over 16’s are considered as Adult.

Dress code: Lounge suits and cocktail dresses.


Homemade Bread with Flavoured Butters


Slow Braised Belly of Pork

Apple Soup, Garlic Puree and Pork Jus

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup (V)

Lemon Grass Sorbet


Roast Duck Breast

Asparagus, Caramelised Shallot & Hispy Cabbage (V)

Scottish Salmon Wellington

Portabello Mushroom Kiev, Garlic Bechamel (V)


Salted Caramel Panna Cotta

Shortbread & Apple Puree

Vegan Fruit Tartlet


Tea , Coffee and Petit fours


Leak and Potato Soup (V)

Cumberland Sausage and Mash, Bacon Crumb


Pea and Pesto Pasta, Olive Oil

Eton Mess




So you have seen all the paranormal shows on TV. Well now is your chance to become an investigator. We pride ourselves on our scientific research and we are a gadget friendly group although we also like to use old school original methods of contacting spirits which include talk boards, table tipping and human pendulum. Although we do enjoy our gadgets, we are big believers that the best tool for the night is yourself. Open up all your senses!!

Nothing is faked and we can’t make the spirits perform – what you see is what you get! A real, paranormal investigation. What will you uncover when the lights go out? Only the brave will dare!!

Refreshments will be provided.

A true Romany Gypsy psychic will also be in attendance.

Date: Friday 12 November 2021 – SOLD OUT!

Date: Friday 4 March 2022 – SOLD OUT!

Date: Friday 13 May 2022 – SOLD OUT!

Date: Friday 21 October 2022 – NOW BOOKING!

Date: Friday 9 December 2022 – NOW BOOKING!

Time: 9pm to 2am

Tickets: £39 per person. Spaces can be secured by a £10pp deposit and balance of £29pp is due 2 weeks prior to event date.

Please contact Appleby Castle if you wish to book a meal at the castle before the event.

Stay at the Castle
Please contact Appleby Castle if you wish to book a room to stay over for the night.

Terms and conditions
Over 18s only. Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused.

Details of more forthcoming events will be announced soon!