Appleby Castle is a 12th-century castle hotel nestled at the heart of the Eden Valley, just 15 miles from the the English Lake District.

At a glance:

  • Available for both bed & breakfast and exclusive-use stays
  • 12 bedrooms in the castle, sleeping 32 guests
  • 5 further bedrooms in luxury holiday cottages, sleeping 16 guests
  • 30 minutes from the Lake District
  • 60 minutes from Durham
  • Parts of Appleby Castle are over 900 years old

This spectacular example of a motte and bailey castle has been held by the kings of both England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps.

This historic castle hotel is full of personality and character, with original period furnishings throughout. Enjoy a game of tennis, or perhaps a drink in the games room before retiring for the night in your very own four-poster bed.

Appleby Castle owns fishing rights on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir, making this English castle hotel a 'must-visit' for enthusiasts interested in this prime salmon and trout territory.

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The Evidence room at Appleby Castle


The twelve bedrooms in this 12th-century castle are truly unique in style; 16th-century four-poster beds dominate a number of the rooms and all enjoy beautiful views of the renowned Eden Valley.

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Appleby Castle


Appleby Castle Hotel is in a truly iconic position in the Eden Valley, an incredible position from which to explore both England and lowland Scotland.

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Library at Appleby Castle


Looking for an authentic English castle for your next corporate event? Appleby Castle is perfect for corporate meetings, gala dinners, product launches, filming and so much more!

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