Appleby, a town and civil parish in Cumbria, in North West England, developed as the market town of Westmorland after the Normal Conquest. Situated in a historically strategic position of the Eden Valley, within a loop of the River Eden, Appleby has a modest population of approximately 2,500.
This attractive market town has a great deal of interest and charm. A common attraction to Appleby is its annual Horse Fair set up in 1685 this event continues today, typically running for a week in June. It is the largest and most famous event of its kind, attracting a huge gypsy gathering.
Boroughgate, homed in Appleby and described as one of the finest streets in England, is an unusually wide main street designed by Sir Robert Smirke in 1811 at the south end by the castle entrance. To the end of the street lies the 'High Cross' encrypted with 'Retain your loyalty, preserve your rights', dating back to the 17th Century.