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APPLEBY CASTLE


APPLEBY CASTLE
Photo copyright Paul Dodd and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Dating from 1092 with a 12th century keep, Caesar's Tower, and a 15th century gatehouse. It was captured by the Scots in 1136 and held until 1157. It passed to the Clifford family in 1269 and was rebuilt in 1454, although it fell into disrepair by the time of the Civil War when it was further damaged. It was restored in 1651 by Lady Clifford and then extended at the end of the 17th century using stone from Brough and Brougham Castles. In the 19th century a large mansion was built.

It is now available as a wedding venue and hotel with 7 rooms as well as self contained holiday cottages set in the Inner Bailey


Photo Steve Holland

 

Directions
On the A66, north west of Brough
Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6XH

 



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