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Appleby Tourist Information Centre

For several centuries, Appleby was the county town of Westmorland. With the creation of Cumbria in 1974, the name of the town was changed to preserve the name of the ancient county and as a reminder of the town's heritage. The Moot Hall has a plaque dated 1179 to commemorate Appleby's first written charter with the ground floor housing the Tourist Information Centre and Exhibition Room.

The friendly and knowledgeable team will help you make the most of your visit and can provide you with all you need to know about where to stay, where to eatplus things to do and how to get here.

Come and see them while you are here and you won't miss a thing!

Contact us

  • Send us an email:
  • Give us a call: 017683 51177
  • Call in and see us: Moot Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6XE

Winter Opening Times:



Monday to Thursday

10am to 2pm


10am to 3pm


10am to 2pm


Main Services:

Local Accommodation Finding Service

TIC staff are able to search for available accommodation in the Appleby area.

Local, regional and national Information Service

The TIC stocks a range of free local and national accommodation guides. Plus leaflets and information on Appleby and surrounding areas, including local town guides, walking and cycling leaflets, local bus/train timetables, local maps and local event and attraction information. Information is also available on what to see and do around the Eden Valley, Cumbria - The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines.

A variety of Information and books are available on the famous Appleby Horse Fair held in June each year.

Wide range of maps, guides, books and souvenirs on sale

The TIC stocks a range of walking guides, books, maps and quality souvenirs and crafts.

Appleby Castle tours can be booked via Appleby TIC

Guided tours last 2 hours and finish with tea and cake (included) in the Old Great Hall.  Daily tour times: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. Tours last approximately 2 hours and the prices are: Adults: £18 / children under 18 and concessions £12. Family tickets are also available.

All tours must be pre-booked via the TIC.

What else does the TIC have to offer?

Exhibition Room

Exhibition Room with displays by local crafts people.


Wheelchair accessible WC. Access: Level access to information desk.

Useful links

A useful town map with further information on Car Parking in Appleby, is available, plus more details of the disc parking scheme which operates in the town. Parking discs are available from the TIC and local shops.