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A warm welcome to the Appleby in Westmorland website

The historic market town of Appleby in Westmorland in the beautiful Eden Valley makes an excellent centre for exploring the surrounding area and soaking up the scenery.


The Town Council and the Tourist Information team extend a very warm welcome and invite you to explore this web site.


Appleby Horse Fair 2014


Appleby Horse Fair 2014 Main days will be Friday 6th Sat 7th and Sun 8th June. For more info visit

A Tale of Tinkers, Trolls and Troublemakers By Julie Sandilands

A Tale of Tinkers, Trolls and Troublemakers


By Julie Sandilands


Publication date: 8th November 2013 on Amazon Kindle  

Link to Amazon Kindle to Purchase the book.




A Tale of Tinkers, Trolls and Troublemakers is the third instalment of the ‘Tale’ series of books. This latest story sees the three key characters from the previous books, Finn’s Tale and A Gypsy’s Tale, brought together as young men.

Finn and Ryan last met in Tyndale, north Yorkshire. A chance encounter fifteen years later triggers a chain of events that will change their lives forever. Reunited as young men, the pair set out to find the cause of the extreme weather patterns causing havoc throughout the world, and decide to contact the extra terrestrial beings living inside Mount Shallien. Their quest takes them from Tyndale to the Cumbrian countryside where they team up with Hawkeye, and encounter mystery and magic every step of the way!  

The story is mostly set in and around Dufton, a small village nestled in the foothills of the Pennine way. This area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for its stunning landscape of stone built villages, unique geology, and imprints of a mining and industrial past. Evidence of a Roman/Anglo Saxon settlement known locally as ‘Old Dufton’ can be found at the foot of Dufton Pike.

Liam O’Halloran is a self taught Irish artist currently living in The Appleby area in Cumbria.  He paints in a mixture of media including; Oil Paints and Encaustic Wax, using heated tools to achieve high intensity colours and subject matter ranging from the surrounding countryside to surreal landscapes. Liam can be contacted on email at






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Appleby Castle Tours

Coming in Spring...


Appleby Castle will be open for tours of the grounds, the Great Hall and rooms that haven't previously been open to the public. 

Tours will last approximately two hours and will culminate in light refreshments (tea/coffee/cake) in front of the 12th century fireplace in the Old Great Hall.
The Mayor, Andy Connell, has said,  “A lot of people have worked very hard to put together a tour that’s informative, interesting and indeed at various points exciting.”
Very good value for money.

Tickets will be available from Appleby Tourist Information Centre. Please call in to book or phone 017683 51177.


To link to the Castle website please click here