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Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair 2019

The 2019 Appleby Horse Fairs starts on Thursday 6 June 2019. The main days are the Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.

Visit the Appleby Horse Fair website for the latest information on the fair.

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Visiting Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair is a major tourist event which attracts many thousands of visitors each year. The main days for visiting are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Some general advice for visitors:

  • Be prepared for bad weather. There is little to no shelter available
  • Don't bring your dog, as they can startle and frighten horses
  • Arrive by train or bus to avoid congestion and parking fees
  • Don't approach or pet horses without the permission of the owner
  • Keep children under supervision at all times and especially around animals

More advice and information is available on Appleby Horse Fair (Official Site).

Finding accommodation

Accommodation within Appleby is in very high demand during the week of the Fair, so you may not be able to secure a room within Appleby itself and may have to look elsewhere in Eden.

Travel advice

For Travellers and Gypsies

Changes to Temporary Stopping Places – Alston Moor Makepeace’s Field 

 For information on temporary stopping places visit

For visitors

For day visitors, using public transport to travel to Appleby is recommended, because of the problems with congestion and safety when travelling by car.

Travelling by train to the Fair is an option as Appleby Station (on the Settle-Carlisle line) is only a short walk from the Fair. For the latest timetable information see tickets and travel on the Settle to Carlisle Railway website.

A limited bus service operates to Appleby for available services please check bus timetables in Eden on Cumbria County Council's website.

If you do arrive by car, you need to be aware that during and leading up to the week of the fair there will be a large amount of horse drawn traffic and other slow moving vehicles in and around Appleby. There is more advice and directions for motorists on the official website -

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