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Ghost Walk, Fri 25 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Appleby Castle

Appleby Castle


The owner of Appleby Castle is allowing paranormal investigations into the 900 year old castle which includes the 13th century round tower, dungeon, 12th century basement at Appleby Castle and the 11th century Keep.
Much activity has been found inside this Norman castle which is one of only a few in England to have been lived in continuously since its construction.
You have the option to purchase tickets for the evening paranormal investigations starting at 9.30pm or to stay at the castle over the weekend. People who wish to stay should book a room directly. Appleby Castle will then contact you regarding the paranormal weekend.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 25 - Sun 27 Oct 2019 19:00


  • 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
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 25 - Sun 27 Oct Paranormal Weekend
Sat 14 Dec Chistmas Banquet
Tue 31 Dec New Years Eve Party


Appleby in Westmorland,
CA16 6XH


Plan route to Appleby Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 684200  Lat: 54.57432 Long: -2.48923

Parking: free

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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