Designation of Appleby conservation area
The central part of Appleby was designated as a conservation area on 18 November 1969 and revised in 16 April 1981.
Description of Appleby
Appleby lies in the heart of the Eden Valley with the River Eden winding its way through the town. The river is a Special Area of Conservation. It has a diverse range of ecological habitats and 184 recorded plant species, more than any other river in the UK. The town is situated on the Settle to Carlisle Railway line and the station, with its fine historic buildings, is still operational. Appleby was originally the county town of Westmorland, and it has been inhabited for over 1,000 years. The main street of Boroughgate has some interesting old buildings, many of which are listed, and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence.