Appleby-in-Westmorland UK

Appleby-in-Westmorland is a historic town set in the Eastern Lake’s in the centre of the beautiful Eden Valley UK. The River Eden is close by and the town is overlooked by the Pennines with the Lake District National Park just to the west. Originally the principle town of the county of Westmorland this is without doubt one of the prettiest towns in Northern England.

Appleby has maintained its old world charm, the historic street of Boroughgate, boasts many interesting old buildings, and links the ancient Norman Castle with the beautiful medieval St. Lawrence Church. With riverside walks within five minutes of the market square this town is a perfect base for exploring the area.

The world famous Settle to Carlisle Railway runs through Appleby with the town being one of the major stop off points for rail travellers. Visitors can enjoy a nostalgic trip on the steam railway which passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the North of England.
In June the annual Horse Fair is held. The fair was traditionally an event where Gypsies from all over the country gathered to sell their horses, and exchange stories and life experiences. In July the annual Jazz Festival takes place and is fast becoming as famous as the horse fair.

Appleby offers a good selection of Hotels, Guest houses and self catering accommodation with a wide variety of local attractions to suit all tastes.