Appleby Castle gatehouse
Appleby Castle gatehouse
Appleby Castle was founded in 1100 by Ranulf le Meschin, who may have founded the town at the same time. That first structure was little more than an extensive system of earthwork defenses.

The great stone keep of the castle was built sometime around 1170, when the property was owned by Hugh de Morville. De Morville had the property confiscated for his part in the murder of Thomas a Becket.

Eventually the castle passed to the de Clifford family, and around 1688 the hall block was remodelled by Lady Anne de Clifford into a luxurious mansion. The interior of the keep today is largely her work.

About Appleby Castle
Address: Appleby-in-Westmorland, Lake District, Cumbria, England, CA16 6XH
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: In the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland
Website: Appleby Castle
Phone: 017683 51177
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OS: NY686 197


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