Appleby-in-Westmorland ia an attractive, historic, market town, famous for its horse fair that attracts a huge gypsy gathering each year.
While here visit the Appleby Castle. Tours of the castle are by appointment only (max 12 per tour).
See the Appleby website
What makes it special
- Experience the annual horse fair
- Organise a private tour of Appleby Castle
Other things to do nearby
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