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Appleby Castle

Appleby Castle, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6XH

Appleby Castle
Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
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Explore Appleby Castle’s unique Norman Centre, one of the only Norman Age educational centres in the UK. Each floor contains information on Norman history and the characters that made up this fascinating age. Inside you’ll find facsimile copies of the Domesday book and the Bayeux tapestry as well as a digital hologram of ‘Caesar’, Appleby Castle’s resident ghost. Visitors also have access to the roof of the Norman Keep, where they can see one of the most spectacular views in all the Eden Valley.

Our Grounds contain an adventure play area for children and there are many enchanting spots to explore, including the ancient yew walk, our own private stretch of the river Eden and Lady Anne Clifford’s Bee House. Visitors can also meet our two Shetland ponies Cracker Jack and Norma.

Opening Times

Winter: 12pm-1pm
Summer: 10am-4pm (starting 31 March)

Admission

HHA Members (card holders) – FREE
£10 Castle & Grounds (ADULT)
£5 Castle & Grounds (CHILD)
£5 Grounds Only (ADULT)
£3 Grounds Only (CHILD)

£12.50 Family Ticket Grounds (min 2 Adults & 1 Child/ MAX 4 children)
£22 Family Ticket Castle & Grounds

Under 5 FREE access.

£10 Guided Tour Adult (10.30am & 12.30)
£5 Guided Tour Child
£22 Family Guided Tour (min 2 Adults & 1 Child/ MAX 4 children)

*The Great Hall is accessible in the summer and included in the Castle Ticket.

Educational Visits

For educational school visits please email Appleby Castle at secretary@applebycastle.co.uk

Booking

Please visit our website for bookings and further contact information.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Appleby Castle, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6XH

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.

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