NY 685-199 Cumbria England
Appleby Castle was originally an earth ringwork and bailey fortress, founded by Ranulph le Meschin. In the 12th century, Hugh de Morville founded the stone keep and courtyard castle, by encasing the impressive Norman keep, with a sandstone rubble curtain wall. The eastern range, which contains the hall is flanked by a 13th century round tower and two 14th century square towers. To the north, the outer bailey, encloses a square 17th century stable block and to the south, other earthworks give defence. In the 17th century, Lady Anne Clifford restored the castle and made it her chief residence. 8 miles north-west is Millrigg and 9 miles south-east is Brough Castle.
Appleby Castle is located in the town centre, off Boroughgate. 14 miles south-east of Penrith, on the A66-B6542.
The site is a private residence and is not open to the public.
Car parking is by the side of the road.
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