Fill your time at Appleby Castle...

Guests staying at Appleby Castle will find a wide range of sporting activities in the area. The castle has its own stretch of river for fishing and can accommodate golfing, shooting and fishing parties year round.


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.


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 team at Appleby can help organise shooting days for your party.


For large groups, a magnificent display of various birds of prey can be arranged within the inner bailey. Eagle owls, redtail, kestrel and harris hawks, amongst other birds, can all be seen!


Appleby Golf Club offers stunning views of The Pennines, Lake District and the hills of the distant Yorkshire Dales. It's easy to understand why this course is one of the region's most popular. In addition to Appleby, Cumbria is home to many of England's other finest golf courses.


Some of the country's most stunning landscapes are found in Cumbria, a paradise for walkers. The Lake District, just 30 minutes from Appleby Castle's front-door, is the most-visited national park in the UK.

Ghost Tours

Parts of Appleby Castle are over 900 years old and there are definitely spirits that walk the halls at night! There is a warm and friendly presence throughout the castle and there are stories to be told to those who are interested.


Appleby Castle's grounds have wildlife at every turn; everything from the native red squirrels to foxes and badgers. Butterflies and bees call the gardens 'home'. Buzzards, owls, woodpeckers and kestrels reside within the woodlands surrounding the castle.

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