About the area
Surrounded by some of the country's most spectacular scenery in one of the most relaxing settings. Appleby Manor Country House Hotel is a rural retreat waiting to be discovered, yet is within easy access of some of the most popular tourist destinations. Located in the heart of the Eden Valley and the Pennines and set on the edge of the Lake District.
Appleby Manor Country House Hotel is also within close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales and easy driving distance of Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders. The countryside around abounds with impressive scenery and an array of attractions and places to visit and explore.
This area is an area of outstanding natural beauty - from the small market towns and villages to the large fells in which they nestle.
The area offers something for everyone with no shortage of attractions for visitors. There are a wealth of places to go and visit in the Lake District, Pennines and Yorkshire Dales, some a little more different than others such as the 'Eden Ostrich World' ideal for those who fancy something a little more unusual and perfect for families. For more ideas on what to do in the area visit our Lake District Attractions page.
Enjoy un-congested roads and fells and quaint villages and picturesque towns including Appleby, Alston, Hawes, Melmerby and Penrith to name a few.
Enjoy a tasty snack in one of the numerous local pubs as you listen to the friendly locals setting the world to rights, and allow this slower pace of life to enchant you and leave you relaxed and refreshed.
Appleby and the Pennines and the surrounding areas of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, have the perfect terrain for activity holidays such as walking or cycling holidays, whatever the level of ability, there is something to suit all, from a riverside walk, to a walk on the fells.
For cyclists there are the Pennine and Cumbrian cycle ways. Or alternatively you can enjoy a leisurely and less strenuous cycle. Appleby offers the perfect location for a relaxing short break or an exciting activity holiday - whatever the season.
For avid fishermen there are an array of fishing Lakes and the River Eden (permits required) offering some of the best fishing in the country.
Whether it's on foot, bike, pony, boat or via train there are an array of ways to enjoy the beautiful area surrounding Appleby Manor Country House Hotel and the breathtaking scenery of the Pennines, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
This bounty of superb scenery will delight your eyes whatever the season: Crisp winter days with snow-capped mountains; hosts of golden daffodils waving in the light spring breeze; lazy summer days with nothing but the soft drone of bees to disturb you; or the russets and browns of the autumn trees to tempt your artistic talent. Whenever you stay, whatever your taste, there's plenty to keep you happy!