Appleby-in-Westmorland is an attractive historic market town situated in a meander of the River Eden.

For several centuries, Appleby was the county town of Westmorland before the creation of the new county of Cumbria in 1974.

About Appleby and the area.

The tree-lined main street, Boroughgate, is marked at each end by the High and Low Crosses. At one end is Appleby Castle, now in private hands, and at the other the beautiful church of St Lawrence.
The Moot Hall in the centre of the town houses the Tourist Information Centre.

Appleby station, a few minutes walk from the town centre, is on the spectacular Settle Carlisle railway line giving easy access to the Yorkshire Dales.
We have enjoyed walking the Three Peaks from Horton-in-Ribblesdale or Ribblehead stations.

The traditional Appleby Fair, one of Europes largest horse fairs, takes place annually in early June and is held in a field known as Fair Hill, one mile north of the town centre.

Appleby Jazz Festival has become an established attraction in late July and takes place in a beautiful riverside setting next to Bongate Mill.

The nearby 18-hole golf course enjoys a superb location with the Pennines as a backdrop to the course on Brackenber Moor. It is a just a good tee shot from Bank End House!

The Eden Valley is an outstanding area for walking. Local walks are described in an excellent series of publications Discover Eden, available at Bank End House. We are keen fellwalkers and can advise on routes in the nearby Lake District Hills, the Howgill Fells and the North Pennines. High Cup Nick is in prominent view to the rear of the house with the Pennine Way descending through it to Dufton. We can collect or take long-distance walkers by arrangement to convenient stopping points.

Appleby is on the North Pennine cycleway and many of the quiet country roads are part of the cycle network. We can offer safe cycle storage and clothes drying facilities.

For more information about the local area, have a look at the Visit Eden website at

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