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Appleby, Lake District

Brimming with enchanting old Westmorland real ale inns, pretty Appleby in Westmorland is an ancient Eden Valley market town gem, with an emphasis on local produce and some spectacular old Medieval architecture. The town is famously associated with the powerful Elizabethan historic figure of Lady Anne Clifford whose tomb is within the local church. The Lady Anne's Way walking trail runs through the town en-route to Brougham Castle near Penrith, taking in key sites associated with Clifford along the trail.

Offering an idyllic Eden Valley location, Appleby makes a great gateway base into the North Pennines, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The town sits conveniently just off the M6, and has a stunning 18 hole golf course making it a superb base for business and leisure. Other local activities widely available locally include walking and cycling, with trails in the area including the Westmorland Way, the Pennine Way which almost passes through the town and cycle routes including the C2C and the Pennine Cycleway.

Relax and enjoy the finest ales in one of Appleby's choice of welcoming real ale inns and take a tour of the town's acclaimed weekly local produce and organic markets. Two events that always draw huge crowds annually include the historic Appleby Horse Fair held every June for a week from the first Thursday and the annual Agricultural Show. Find out more at Appleby's quirky tourist information centre in the central Moot Hall.

Appleby and the Eden Valley is a top spot for beautiful holiday cottage accommodation, be it a spacious converted barn with views towards the Pennines or a cosy 4 Star heritage inn B&B welcoming pets. Surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the North Pennines, Lakeland and the Dales, you're in the perfect location for a walking and cycling holiday based in Appleby accommodation. Find a placed to stay in Appleby with Iknow now! 

Accommodation in Appleby-in-Westmorland

  • Kirkby Thore   (4.4 miles from the centre of Appleby in Westmorland)
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    £180
    Per Week (seasonal) sleeps 4
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    2 bed cottage in the Eden Valley with beautiful garden, real fire & parking. Families welcome, pet friendly. Short drive to Penrith. Sleeps 4.
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  • Appleby in Westmorland   (0.8 miles from the centre of Appleby in Westmorland)
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    £80
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    Classic Georgian bed & breakfast a short stroll from Appleby town centre. One acre garden with Castle views. 9 beautiful rooms, farmhouse breakfasts, parking and free WiFi.
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  • Little Asby   (6.5 miles from the centre of Appleby in Westmorland)
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    £245
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 6
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    Three family friendly Eden Valley caravans idyllically situated between Appleby & the Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for touring the Lakes, Dales & the Pennines with 2 bedrooms.
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