Two go exploring in Appleby

For a complete change on Saturday we headed to the east of Cumbria, to a small town we'd never been to before - Appleby, or Appleby-in-Westmorland to give it its full name. Appleby lies on the River Eden not far from the Pennine heights of Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and the like. It's famous [...]

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Castles and ghosts, oh my

I see from the Westmorland Gazette that Appleby Castle has just re-opened to the public after a ten-year break.  The castle, which dates back to the 12th century and has been lived in continuously ever since, still retains a Norman keep, as well as a medieval manor house, walls, and what look like some very [...]