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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 enjoying the scenery.


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


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Appleby Show


Appleby Show will be held on Thursday 11th August 2016


"a great day out for all the family"

free entry for children under 16. 

A wide variety of classes for horses, sheep, cattle, poultry, vintage machinery, dogs, childrens pets, produce, handicrafts and horticultural exhibits. Equestrian classes include Veteran Horses & Ponies, Riding Horses, Fells, Dales, Shetlands and Coloured Horses, Working Hunter and Handy Pony.


In addition to the exhibits on show there are a variety of stands, a Craft and Food Hall

with local exhibitors, and main ring events.


Attractions for 2016 include Appleby Town Band, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling

and a Fell Race plus many more ....

Free Open Football Sessions


Appleby Junior Football Club are running free fun open football sessions on Wednesday evenings (start Wednesday 27th July for 5 weeks) at Appleby Primary School.  boys aged 6 - 10 and girls ages 10 - 14.  For more details contact or phone 01539 730946


Appleby Flood Forum


Have your say regarding the Appleby flood report and proposals for future flood resilience.


Cumbria County Council are hosting the Appleby Flood Meeting on Wednesday 27th July 2016.  Flood Fair 6pm - 7pm.  Presentation of Draft Report at 7pm.


Drop into the flood fair for support and advice, 6pm - 7pm.


Have your say on the draft flood report for Appleby detailing the proposals for future flood resilience, 7pm start.

Dig Appleby


Appleby Archaeology have launched their community archaeology project "Dig Appleby".  


This month they will be investigating the land behind St Anne’s Hospital on Boroughgate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, using a combination of geophysical survey and test pit excavation, in the hope of identifying possible medieval remains. The almshouse was founded in 1652-3 by Lady Anne Clifford and the land to the rear has potentially remained relatively undisturbed ever since (apart from being utilised as garden plots).


On Saturday we undertook a geophysical survey (using earth resistance) of the garden at St Anne’s Hospital on Boroughgate (founded in 1652-3 by Lady Anne Clifford). Over 30 people visited and participating over the course of the day, which was very successful.


The survey has identified some areas of possible built-up ground (high resistance areas), dug-out areas (low resistance) and a ditch-like feature (white area running left to right), as well as garden features. A preliminary 3D wire frame image of the survey is attached. 


Test Pit Excavations: Over the weekend at the end of July (29th & 30th July) we will be investigating the garden further by excavating some test pits, based on the results of the geophysical survey, in the hope of identifying possible medieval remains. For this we are taking bookings as places are limited. Full training will be provided by professional archaeologists in how to excavate and record an archaeological test pit. We will then be putting this into practice at other locations around the town later in the summer. 


If you wish to take part please send email to address below. Booking is essential, A minimum half day attendance is required.  



Children are welcome under the supervision of an adult.



All you will need to bring is something to drink (for tea breaks), sturdy shoes, and some waterproof clothing (just in case), and sun block (just in case)! If you are staying for a full day please being a packed lunch, or else food is available in the town centre (lunch is from 1:00pm to 1:30pm). 

Any enquiries please contact the Dig Appleby email address: or go to for further information.