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Appleby Tourist Information Centre

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

For several centuries, Appleby was the county town of Westmorland. With the creation of CumbriaAppleby TIC photo by Helen Shaw 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.

Come and see them while you are here and you won't miss a thing!
Appleby Bottom Cross photo by Susan Fryer

Opening times:

  • Summer opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm
  • Winter opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am to 2pm, Friday 10am to 3pm, Sunday closed


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.  Information includes 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?

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

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

Useful links

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