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Appleby Castle Hotel, Appleby in Westmorland

Appleby in Westmorland, Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XH, UK
Appleby Castle Hotel, Appleby in Westmorland Appleby Castle Hotel, Appleby in Westmorland 017683 30318 Appleby in Westmorland Appleby in Westmorland
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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Activities
  • Golf in Local Area
  • Public Transport Nearby

Step back in history and live like a king and queen at the 17th Century Appleby Castle Hotel. Relax in your four-poster bed, enjoy fine dining in the great hall or learn about the castle’s unique history with a tour of this special building.

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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Activities
  • Golf in Local Area
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 15

Parking Spaces: 40

Steps into Hotel: 4

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 10:30am

Appleby Castle Hotel in Appbley in Westmorland is nestled in the heart of the Eden Valley alongside the meandering River Eden. This 4-star castle hotel near the Lake District is a spectacular motte and bailey castle which has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps. In the 17th Century, the Castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford. She was a patron of authors and literature and known for her many letters and diaries. Today Appleby Castle is home to many guests who come to enjoy a castle hotel break in Northern England.

The castle features 12 ensuite guest bedrooms each one is unique, and full of period details and antique furniture. While relaxing in your room enjoy views overlooking the Pennines, the tranquil River Eden or the Norman Keep. The estate also features 3 self-contained cottages so you can come to stay and relax in the home of Lady Anne.

Start the day with a Continental or full English breakfast served in the grand surroundings of the breakfast room. Experience the elegance of THE MALICE SCOURG restaurant located within the 1454 dining room where you will be served sensational food in the style of the gentry from yesteryear.

The Appleby Castle Hotel offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.



tick Tea/Coffee
tick Internet (Rooms)
tick Toiletries
tick Telephone
tick Spa Bath in Bedroom(s)
tick Wifi

All bedrooms feature an antique wardrobe and furnishing, tea/coffee making facilities and wireless/ wired broadband as standard.

Although each bedroom doesn’t feature a TV, a tablet can be borrowed from reception to watch TV. There is also a TV located in the lounge area.

The Evidence Bedroom
The Evidence Bedroom is situated in the North East tower, close to the State Bedroom with tremendous views overlooking the Pennines and meandering River Eden. The room features a luxurious 17th Century four-poster oak bed with Westmorland carving from the English Lake District.

The Vipont Bedroom
The Vipont Bedroom is situated at the top of the 17th Century staircase. The window view overlooks the Inner Bailey. The room features a large king size four poster oak bed – (5 feet 2″ wide x 6 feet 6″ long).

The Clifford Bedroom
The Clifford bedroom is the bedroom of choice for newlyweds which is dominated by a large 17th Century four-poster bed. The room features a large king-size 17th Century four-poster oak bed – (6 feet wide x 6 feet 4″ long).

The Tufton Bedroom
The Tufton Bedroom is situated on the Southern side of Appleby Castle. The window view overlooks the Inner Bailey, the castle views to the southeast and the Norman Keep.

The room features two 17th Century beds joined together to make an enormous mattress – (9 feet 2″ wide x 6 feet 2″ long). The option of separating this mattress into two double beds capable of sleeping four – (4 feet 7″ wide x 6 feet 2″ long).

The Hothfield Bedroom
The Hothfield Bedroom is situated on the Southern corner of the house. The window views overlook the 12th century Keep, the inner and outer bailey.

The State Bedroom
The State Bedroom room is situated in the corner of the North East Tower with fabulous views looking across Castle Park to the River Eden and the Pennines.

This special room is a fine example of how the very wealthy decorated their rooms before the advent of wallpaper and very few rooms like it exist in the country today. The room features two 16th Century four poster beds. (Both beds have a double mattress 4 feet 7″ wide) and Lady Anne Clifford’s headboard dated 1590.

The Thanet Bedroom
The Thanet Room is situated midway along the hallway. The window view overlooks Inner Bailey.

The Sackville Room
The Sackville Room is situated in the old servants' quarters on the fourth floor. The high ceiling and ensuite bathroom make this elegant room the perfect retreat.

The De-Morville Room
The De-Morville room is in the old servants' quarters on the fourth floor of the castle.

This large and spacious room features an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a Super King-sized brass bed.

The Atkinson Bedroom
The Atkinson bedroom is situated in the old servants' quarters on the fourth floor of the castle.
This large spacious room features a super king-sized brass bed, a built-in wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom.

The Russel Suite
The Russel Suite is on the fourth floor of the castle amongst the old servant’s quarters.

This enormous room features a large super king-sized ornate oak carved bed. There is also a separate bathroom with double sinks, a walk-in shower and a large roll-top bathtub.

Bar & Restaurant

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tick Games Room
tick Pool/Snooker Table

Breakfast is served between 7:30 and 10 am. The breakfast room is located on the first floor down two flights of stairs from guests’ rooms. You will be greeted upon arrival and shown to your seat. There will be a delightful choice of continental cold buffet-style foods for you to enjoy at your leisure. You will also be presented with a hot breakfast menu for you to choose from. All hot food is cooked to order and bought to your table.

Appleby Castle is fast becoming a destination for food lovers and drink connoisseurs alike with a choice of fine dining, private dining or eating in THE MALICE SCOURGE.

Executive chef Andrew Fox heads a team producing exceptional cuisine using his own very innovative flair. Based in Cumbria and with over 18 years of experience, working amongst Britain’s best chefs, Andrew shares his talent and passion to deliver mouth-watering food in unsurpassed surroundings.

The team use fresh local ingredients to create excellent food and is able to satisfy any dietary requirements.

The Dining Room was built in 1454 by Thomas the 8th Lord Clifford and refurbished by Thomas Tufton in 1686 with the addition of the Westmorland Oak panelling which encases the room. Experience the elegance of this fine room as we serve you simply sensational food in the style of the gentry from yesteryear.

The Malice Scourge restaurant is located in the Old Great Hall which is dominated by a large medieval fireplace. This is one of the oldest rooms in the Castle with the Malice Scourge tavern in the adjacent room.

Sample Set Menu

Fine dining - Friday and Saturday nights. Booking is essential.

Games room: The gloriously furnished games room can be found on the ground floor of the castle just off the reception foyer. Here you will be able to make use of the pool table or table tennis table.

Location & Directions

Directions to Appleby Castle Hotel in Appleby in Westmorland

Travelling from the South West. Travel along the M6 and exit at junction 38 and turn left at the first roundabout signposted 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 signposted for Penrith. Do not go into Penrith but continue on the A66 for approximately 12 miles until you see the signpost 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 signposted for Appleby. Take the exit and travel into the town centre, crossing the river. Take the exit, travel into town cross the river and onto the main street. The Castle is at the top of the main street.

Free car parking is available within the Castle grounds. Alternatively, there is a large pay-and-display car park in the town centre.

Coach parties are welcome and parking is available within the Castle grounds. Organisers need to contact the Castle in advance.

Settle to Carlisle railway
Appleby Railway Station is on the Settle to Carlisle line and can be accessed from Leeds or Carlisle. This journey passes through spectacular scenery and reaches the highest altitude in England. Appleby station is 5 minutes from the Castle.

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Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Tennis
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Hot Air Ballooning
tick Climbing

Guided tours: Guests staying in the castle will have a complimentary guided tour of the interior of the castle where the guide will tell you the history of the building and of owners who played significant roles throughout the history of Britain. Guided tours generally last 40 -45 minutes. There are hidden corners of this Castle that have remained unchanged over the centuries. This Castle is a hidden gem in the North of England – the last remaining Clifford Castle which is not a ruin.

Guests staying at Appleby Castle will also find a wide range of sporting activities in the area and on the hotel grounds. 

Appleby Castle owns the fishing rights on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir and this stretch of river has not been fished for 12 years. This is prime fishing territory and Trout, Grayling, Eel and the occasional Salmon are just some of the fish which abound in this special stretch of river.

Situated in the Eden Valley, Appleby Castle is lucky enough to have some of the best pheasant shooting and rough shooting available in the British Isles. The Castle does organise special shooting days in Eden valley.

The Castle’s grounds have wildlife at every turn and in every habitat. Animals from the native Red Squirrels to Foxes and Badgers.
The gardens are full of Butterflies and Bees in the summer months.
The woodland is home to Buzzards, Owls, Woodpeckers, and Kestrels and the River Eden provides a home to Kingfishers, Damselfly, dragonflies, Chasers, Swans, Ducks and Geese.

Cumbria has many fine golf courses with spectacular views and offers value for money. Visiting golfers are welcomed with open arms.

Paranormal Activities
Are there ghosts in Appleby Castle? Parts of the castle are over 900 years old and some spirits walk the floors at night. There is a warm and friendly presence in the Castle and the staff have stories to tell for those that are interested.

Settle-Carlisle Railway
Running through some of the most attractive scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells, the Settle-Carlisle Railway is world famous for its Victorian architecture, huge stone viaducts, long tunnels and remote wayside station buildings.

Cumbria offers a diversity of activities and is a paradise for walkers – no wonder The Lake District is the most visited National Park in the UK.
 There are hundreds of options for walkers from riverside and lakeside strolls to challenging mountain expeditions. As well as Lake District walking, Eden also offers the limestone landscape of the Orton Fells, the beautiful River Eden, the countryside and attractive villages of the Eden Valley, and part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Farmland and settlement add aesthetic value to the natural scenery and important wildlife habitats.

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