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APPLEBY Westmorland, Cumbria England


DSCN0622.JPGDSCN0610.JPGlarge_DSCN0625.JPGAppleby Westmorland is in Cumbria North West England. Name is The place of Apple Trees . It is a historic town in the valley of the river Eden. I arrived by train doing a day trip. The railway line is the scenic Settle to Carlisle line. Appleby train station was built in 1876 by the then Midland Railway Company. For my day out i travelled from York to Leeds to catch the Appleby train. The train runs through the Pennine hills , lovely scenery all the way. The way to town centre from the station is a downhill walk. Crossing the bridge over the river to arrive at the Low Cross near the entrance to the Parish Church. The church is St. Lawrence, a grade 1 listed building. The main street " Boroughgate" runs up from Low Cross to High Cross near Castle entrance. The High Cross as the inscription "Retain your loyalty,Preserve your rights". The High Cross dates from the 17 th century, the Low Cross is a copy and dates from the 18 th century. ------- Appleby is famous for the Fair for horse trading held in early June,and attracts a huge gathering of Gypsies.------Appleby Castle is from Norman times,and was the home of Lady Clifford..-------The Moot Hall is a black and White building in Boroughgate, built in 1596. Town Council is held here.-,now a grade11 listed building. Moot means " to meet ", -------------On the right hand side walking up to the castle is the Courtyard Cafe and Gallery, the building is over 300 years old. Probaly built as a granery, then became a school till 1911. Now a cafe and Art Gallery..Entrance is by a passageway off the main street, the cafe is up stairs.----I enjoyed my two and half hours in Appleby DSCN0607.JPGDSCN0609.JPGDSCN0613.JPGDSCN0615.JPGDSCN0616.JPGDSCN0617.JPGDSCN0618.JPGDSCN0623.JPGDSCN0627.JPGDSCN0629.JPGDSCN0630.JPGDSCN0632.JPGlarge_DSCN0633.JPGDSCN0634.JPGDSCN0631.JPGDSCN0628.JPGDSCN0636.JPGDSCN0606.JPGDSCN0611.JPG,finishing off with a pint of beer in the Midland Hotel near the railway station.

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