Situated just 15 miles from the English Lake District and deep in the heart of the Eden Valley, Appleby Castle is a motte and bailey residence which has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland. In the 17th century, the Castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford, a patron of authors and literature. It also boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps.
Guests staying on the Castle can enjoy spacious rooms, some equipped with four-poster 17th-century beds as well as en suite or separate bathrooms. Facilities include a great hall, games room, and a tennis court. There are also self-contained holiday cottages that can be perfect for days of walking, golf, fishing and shooting. Fishing is available as Appleby Castle owns the right to fish on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir.
At Appleby Castle meals and afternoon tea are served in the 15th-century dining room encased with 17th-century oak panelling in front of a log burner.
Groupon’s Guide To Cumbria
Set in North West England, Cumbria is a non-metropolitan county and its elevated mountain ranges make it one of the most sparsely populated counties in the United Kingdom.
Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, famous for its natural beauty and source of inspiration for artists, musicians and writers. The historic Hadrian’s Wall is also located in this county and is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.