Grand Cumbrian motte-and-bailey castle near the Lakes
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Enjoy a regal Cumbria stay in a grand motte-and-bailey castle, including breakfast, a bottle of wine and more perks
Owned by Kings of England and Scotland throughout its rich history, Appleby Castle lies just 15 minutes away from the Lake District. The grand motte-and-bailey structure houses one of the last remaining intact Norman keeps and its Grand Hall dates back to 1454.
A stay here affords guests a unique chance to experience a living history, with 'behind the red ropes' access to the castle's treasures. Take a tour of the castle, delve deep into the dungeon, and glide through the great halls, medieval chapel and kitchen, culminating in a interactive medieval armour display inside the Norman Keep.
In the castle rooms and newly renovated cottages, antique furnishings, chandeliers, tapestries and heavy velvet drapes take you on a regal trip back in time, while Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms keep your feet firmly in the here and now. Appleby Castle bagged a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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