The grounds and Norman Centre are open from 10.30am – 2.30pm daily, however tickets will need to be purchased online.

There is a very informative audio tour available (it is  an app that has currently only been developed for android )


Adult: £10
OAP: £10
Child (age 16 and under): £5

Families ( 2 adults & up to 4 children) £22
Children under 5 are free.


An interactive experience explains the Norman occupation intertwined with the history of Appleby Castle. Visitors, families and schools can explore The Norman Centre’s four floors while enjoying an immersive audio experience and follow an interactive family trail.

The museum will inform about the Keep’s Norman heritage and the Castle’s history dating back to Roman times. The museum features timelines, historical display boards, manikins and artefacts including limited edition reproductions of the Domesday Books.


Explore the Keep with our immersive audio trail narrated by our very own ghost, Caesar.

Produced by award-winning creatives from the film industry, the trail is a family friendly guide to the history of the keep and its inhabitants over the last 900 years.

If you listen well you may even get to meet your ghostly guide!


The audio trail requires the use of headphones and a mobile phone or tablet device.


Download the App to your mobile / tablet before you visit (links below).

Make sure your mobile / tablet is fully charged.

Bring your own headphones.

Note: Handsets and headphones are available for those without a mobile or tablet.


There is a spectacular 360° view from the 4th floor roof with Cumbria on one side and the Yorkshire Dales on the other. Photographs can be taken on the roof top.

Note: Because this is a grade 1 listed building there are no wheelchair or pram access.


The floors are uneven so flat soled shoes only, no flip flops or high heels. The keep has 103 narrow steps on the spiral staircases. Do not attempt to climb the staircase if you are not in good physical health. Infants in slings cannot be carried up the staircases. People with epilepsy and heart conditions should be aware there are flashing lights on the third floor.


Children entering The Norman Centre must be accompanied by an adult at all times.