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Christmas Event, Sun 31 Dec 2017

New Years Eve Party

New Years Eve Party


Bagpipes will be played throughout the castle starting at 6pm whilst guests can enjoy a buffet that will tantalise your taste buds.

At 8pm, HELENA & THE HOTSHOTS will entertain in the Great Hall followed by bagpipes. Banquet guests will enjoy access to the Great Hall throughout the evening.

At 9pm, THE MALICE SCOURGE will open where HELENA & THE HOTSHOTS will play until 11.45 pm interspersed with bagpipes.

At 12pm, the bagpipes will bring in the new year followed by fireworks from the Keep.
After the fireworks, there will be a disco until 2am.

Banquet tickets available soon and will include the party in THE MALICE SCOURGE.
Tickets for the party downstairs will be on sale from 1st August 2017.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 31 Dec 2017 18:00


Tickets TBA - bookings for the hotel taken now.


Appleby in Westmorland,
CA16 6XH


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 10
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


  • Unfortunately Appleby Castle is a Grade I listed building and the keep is an ancient monument. For this reason we are unable to erect wheel chair access ramps, although we are looking into a removable ramp. We are unable to offer disabled access throughout the castle.

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