Visitor Information


Travelling from the South West

Travel along the M6 and exit at junction 38 and turn left at the first roundabout sign posted to Appleby. Travel for 12 miles along this road until you enter the town of Appleby.

Travelling from the North West

Travel along the M6 to the turn left at junction 40 sign posted for Penrith. Do not go into Penrith but continue on the A66 for approximately 12 miles until you see the sign post for Appleby.

Travelling from the East

Travel along the A1 and exit at Scotch Corner. Travel along the A66 for approximately 30 miles, past Brough. After Warcop, the next exit is sign posted for Appleby. Take the exit, travel into town crossing the river and onto the main street. The Castle is at the top of the main street.


All day car parking is available within the Castle grounds: £5. Alternatively, there is a large pay and display car park in the town centre. Non-visitors: £10.


Appleby Railway Station is on the world famous Settle to Carlisle line (shown left) and can be accessed from Leeds or Carlisle. This journey passes through spectacular scenery and reaches the highest altitude in England. Appleby Station is 5 minutes from the Castle.


Coach parties are welcome and parking is available within the Castle grounds. Organisers need to contact the Castle in advance.

Take a guided castle tour at 10.30am, then visit The Norman Centre museum at 11.30am.

There is the only one booking time throughout the winter months and no bookings on Tuesdays (until the New Year).
A tour guide will meet you between 10.15am and no later than 10.25am at the front gate ticket office.
The gates to the castle will be closed at 10.30am. Parking is available.

Over 16 are considered Adults. Children under 5 are free.


ADULT: £25.00
CHILD: £14.00

Tickets are only available online and not available from the Ticket Office.

Maximum 20 people per tour.