Tourist Information in Cumbria and The Lake District
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Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Information

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The market town of ‘apple tree village’, on the River Eden, is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful locality. It boasts a Norman castle that was restored by philanthropic Lady Anne Clifford in the 17th century.

She also founded St Anne’s Hospital - a group of almshouses set around a cobbled square - and restored the local parish church where her black, marble tomb lies within. Appleby is more famous, however, as the setting for England’s largest annual horse fair, first staged in 1685 by permission of James II.

River Eden - Photo © Kenneth Allen
River Eden - Photo: Kenneth Allen CCL