The Jewel in the Eden Valley
The history of Appleby Castle reaches back to Roman times when a fort existed on the site to protect the crossing over the River Eden. An excavation in the 1960’s revealed the remains of a Roman Well in the basement of the Castle.
The Keep is one of the few intact Norman Keeps in Great Britain and at over 900 years old is the oldest part of Appleby Castle.
The Castle has a rich and varied history. It has been held by the Kings of Scotland and England. Perhaps it’s most famous resident was Lady Anne Clifford who did much for the Castle and surrounding area.