Appleby-in-Westmorland is situated in Cumbria near the Lakes District. Visitors will find that the town serves as an excellent base for exploring the Lake District and all that the area has to offer. There is a range of different accommodation options situated in the Appleby-in-Westmorland area as well as the surrounding region. There are also several shops that are worth exploring in the immediate area. Reaching the area from surrounding locations is fairly easy. The Appleby Horse Fair is considered to be one of the main attractions during the year. The fair is held in early summer.
The Cumbria town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is located within the northwestern part of England. The town of Appleby-in-Westmorland has a population of about two thousand five hundred and the town is located on the banks of the River Eden. The town was once the county town for the county of Westmorland. The town is commonly referred to as Appleby as this was what it was called prior to 1974 when the local government changed its name.
The main industry within the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is tourism and this is mainly due to the wealth of history and spectacular scenery that the town has on offer to tourists. The location of the town also plays a big part with the town being a popular tourist resort as the town is close to the North Pennines, the Lake District, Howgills Fells and also Swaledale.
The town of Appleby-in -Westmorland is overlooked by Appleby Castle that is a privately owned castle that dates back to the Norman times. During the seventeenth century Appleby Castle was home for Lady Anne Clifford. The castle is closed to the public during the summer months, which means that it is a relatively quiet area and therefore it plays little part within the industry of the town.
There is an annual horse fair held within the town usually in the early part of June and this brings a vast number of tourists especially gypsies from all over the United Kingdom. The horse fair dates back to before the eighteenth century.