For your next holiday, consider a cottage or holiday rental home in Appleby-in-Westmoreland.
Appleby-in-Westmorland is an ancient town nestled in the Eden River Valley. A holiday rental in Appleby-in-Westmorland can, in some ways, feel like a step back in time. Still, all of the modern comforts are available. There is much to do and whether a visitor prefers outdoor activities or visiting local attractions, there is something for everyone.
Things to do on holiday to Appleby-in-Westmorland
Being that Appleby-in-Westmoreland is set in the Eden River Valley, there are many activities that are a natural for the region. Guests can fish whilst looking out over the beautiful Eden River. That is just way that those on holiday here spend their time. In addition to being a picturesque valley town, Appleby-in-Westmoreland is also a historic town. Visitors can just a take a stroll and be able to see ancient building and other sites that will make them feel as though they have been carried to another time. The Appleby Castle is likely the most well known of all buildings in the area. While the interior is closed to the public, just the sight of the castle itself can take one’s breath away.
Appleby-in-Westmoreland is also a stop on the famed Settle Carlisle Railway. This railway provides the most scenic rail car trips of any in the UK. What Appleby-in-Westmoreland may be best well known for is the Appleby Horse Fair which takes place in June of each year. This has been a tradition since 1685, and the event continues to draw thousands of visitors to the town each year.
Places to visit on holiday to Appleby-in-Westmorland
Whilst there is plenty to keep one on holiday busy in Appleby-of-Westmoreland, there are also several sites of interest that are just a short drive away. In nearby Kendal one can visit Sizergh Castle. The same family has lived in the castle for over 700 years. Impressive gardens, including the largest limestone rock garden in the country can be visited by guests. For a relaxing day trip, consider a ride on the steam yacht, Gondola which provides a glorious view of Coniston Waters.
Weather in Appleby-in-Westmorland
The weather in Appleby-in-Westmorland tends to be drier than in some other parts of the country. In fact, the most average rainfall for any month is less than 5 inches. The wettest month is December, but not by much as each month from October through January all see rain fall averages of about four inches. Winter temperatures range between the mid 30’s and the mid 40’s. Summers are milder with temperatures in the mid 60’s.
Travel to Appleby-in-Westmorland
The best way to reach Appleby-in-Westmorland is by rail. Northern Rail services the area as do a couple of other operators. Those coming from further away may fly into Manchester International Airport. The reason this is a good choice for airports is because there is a railway that begins at the airport and services many outlying locations. Visitors wishing to reach Appleby-in-Westmorland by car need only travel a few miles from junction 38 of the M6 motorway.