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Appleby Castle - an aerial view
Great Hall set for dining
Medieval dining room, Baron's Wing
Medieval dining room, Baron's Wing
Lounge TV room 2nd floor Baron's Wing
Kitchen Baron's Wing ground floor
Bedroom 1, 3rd floor Baron's Wing
Nightingale Cottage, near the Keep
Aerial view of the estate
Games room at Appleby Castle
The Old Great Hall
A family meal in the dining room
Old Chapel and lounge reception
The Inner Bailey
The Old Games Room bedroom - our biggest bedroom perfect for families
Spacious bunk room
Bedroom 2, 3rd floor Baron's Wing
Bedroom 1, top floor Baron's Wing
Bedroom 2, top floor Baron's Wing
Bathroom 3rd floor Baron's Wing
Bedroom 3, 3rd floor Baron's Wing
Castle State Bedroom C16th tapestries
State Bedroom bathroom
Hothfield Bedroom
Tufton Bedroom
Thanet Bedroom
Clifford Bedroom
Clifford private bathroom
Vipont Bedroom
Evidence Bedroom
Atkinson Bedroom
Atkinson en suite bathroom
Demorville Bedroom
Russel Suite
Russel Suite bathroom
Reception at Appleby Castle
The Yew Walk in the grounds
The Outer Bailey
Appleby Castle in winter
Great Hall set for dining
Medieval dining room, Baron's Wing
Medieval dining room, Baron's Wing
Lounge TV room 2nd floor Baron's Wing

Appleby Castle, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Sleeps 2 - 40 18 Bedrooms 90 Dining

Castle and cottages sleeping 40 for celebrations and holidays with a games room and fishing, near the Lake District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Appleby Castle, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, sleeps 2 - 40 in 18 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 52 in the Castle, wing and 3 cottages:
Appleby Castle sleeps 32 in 13 bedrooms, catered only, from B&B to fully catered
4 self catering properties:
Baron's Wing sleeps 10
Coleridge sleeps 4
Wordsworth sleeps 4
Nightingale sleeps 2
Sofa beds available
Available individually or in any combination

Whether you’re looking for a group holiday, that perfect wedding venue, a place to dine or to celebrate a birthday or private function, Appleby Castle is the perfect venue. Experience living history in this luxury castle, a jewel in the North of England.

At Appleby Castle every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Relax in the Great Hall by the open fire, play snooker or darts, enjoy a spot of private fishing or explore the Norman Keep. Dine by candlelight in the 15th century dining room - our food is exquisite and selection of wines superb. We are also able to cater for large groups of up to 100 people in the castle or if necessary utilise a marquee in the Inner Bailey - an impressive venue for a celebration or wedding.

Baron's Wing, the oldest part of the Castle, has a wonderful Medieval dining area with a bar, a magnificent kitchen and spacious lounge. The 3 self catering cottages on the estate have open plan living areas and comfortable bedrooms.

Dating from Roman times, this spectacular motte and bailey castle was owned by several Kings of England and Scotland, and cherishes one of few remaining intact Norman Keeps. The deep ditches of the first earthwork, dug in around 1095, still remain. A portcullis and a stone Great Hall dating from 1180 may still be seen, as may a Round Tower built in around 1250.

Appleby Castle is located at the edge of the Lake District at the foot of the Pennines, by the meandering river Eden. Set in 25 acres of private land, with dramatic architecture and stunning views, the Castle is a great base from which to explore the North of England, with Hadrian’s Wall 20 miles away, the Lake District 15 miles away, Durham Cathedral an hours drive and the Yorkshire Dales 40 minutes drive away. Appleby Castle is ideally placed with the M6 corridor 12 miles away and the A1 (Scotch Corner) 28 miles away.



Free wireless broadband throughout the property.


We do have a ground floor bedroom but with limited disabled facilities in this Norman castle.

Dog Friendly

Pets are not allowed in the castle or cottages.


3 holiday cottages and the Baron's Wing have self catering kitchens included. In the castle there is a commercial kitchen (no self catering).

Dining Room

Several dining rooms catering for anything from an intimate gathering to approximately 100 people in the castle. Cottages have open plan living areas.

Sitting Room

The Great Hall built in 1454 is the ideal place to sit and relax. There are other smaller rooms too. Open plan living in cottages.

TV and Music Facilities

There are no TVs in the bedrooms of the castle. TVs available in cottages.

Games Room

Play snooker, bar billiards or darts in the games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Open fires in the Great Hall and Old Great Hall. Log burners in the tavern, dining room and sitting room.


Castle has 13: mix of superking, 4 posters, zip/link and doubles. 2 cottages have 2 bedrooms, 1 has 1 bedroom, each has sofa bed. Baron's Wing has 5.


All linen is provided.


Each bedroom in the castle has its own exclusive bathroom. Not all are en suite. The cottages have 1 bathroom in each.

Children's Facilities

Games room, or explore the grounds of this Norman castle.


25 acres to explore. River with fishing rights on both sides, 100 metres beneath the ford.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool at the castle. Heated swimming pool in the town 200 yards from the front gate, open all year round.


Lots of space for parking for over 200 guests.


There is a strict no smoking policy inside the castle. There are smoking areas outside.

Booking Information

A bond is payable, refunded on checkout.
Baron’s Wing minimum stay 7 nights, no minimum in other properties.
Flexible changeover day.
25% deposit to secure, balance due at least 1 week before stay.
Please enquire for rates for Castle catering option of your choice.

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Find the availability for each of our units.


Please contact the owner for availability dates

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Located at the top of the ancient county town of Westmorland stands Appleby Castle. Between the Lake District and North Pennines.

  • Appleby town.
  • Appleby - on the Carlise to Settle line, or Penrith (12 miles away) on the line from London to Edinburgh.
  • Appleby.
  • 100 yards from the front gates.
  • On site or 200 yards from the front gate.
  • Newcastle, Manchester or Glasgow.

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