Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair 2019

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

Visit the Appleby Horse Fair (the official 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.

Visit Appleby Horse Fair website for advice and information on the fair.

Finding accommodation near the fair

See where to stay on the Visit Eden website for details of accommodation in Appleby and surrounding area. As accommodation within Appleby is in very high demand during the week of the Fair, you may not be able to stay in Appleby and may have to look elsewhere in Eden.

Travel advice

For Travellers and Gypsies staying at the fair

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

See stopping places on the Appleby Fair website for information on temporary stopping places.

For fair visitors using public transport

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

See tickets, times and travel on the Settle to Carlisle Railway website for details of travelling to the Fair by train. Appleby Station is only a short walk from the Fair.

See bus timetables in Eden on Cumbria County Council's website for details of the limited bus service to Appleby.

For fair visitors using their own transport

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.

See travelling to the Fair by car on the Appleby Fair website for advice and directions for motorists.

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