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Appleby Tourist Information Centre

Appleby-in-Westmorland officially an 'Honorary Quidditch Town'

For several centuries, Appleby was the county town ofAppleby Moot Hall and TIC photo by John Burrows Photography 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 eat, plus things to do and how to get here.

Quidditch banner outside Appleby TIC photo courtesy of the TICCome and see them while you are here and you won't miss a thing!
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Appleby TIC has Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation: a trusted mark that a tourism or hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Opening times:

The Tourist Information has now reopened (as of July 2020) on Temporary hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm
  • Friday 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday 10am to 2pm

Contact Appleby Tourist Information Centre:


Main Services:

Local Accommodation Finding Service: Staff are able to provide information about local accommodation.

Local, regional and national Information Service: The TIC stocks a range of free local 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.

Appleby Horse Fair: 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 and cycling leaflets and books, postcards, maps, gifts and souvenirs.

What else does the TIC have to offer?

Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas Cards are on sale in the TIC. Cards for Good Cards for Good Causes logoCauses supports more than 250 UK national and local charities with at least 70p in every pound spent going to charity.

Exhibition Room: Exhibition Room with displays by local crafts people. 

Access: 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.