Appleby developed as the market town of Westmorland after the Norman Conquest, having a strategic position in the Eden valley. It is an attractive market town with a great deal of interest and charm. The remarkable Lady Anne Clifford devoted much of her time to restoring the neglected estates, castles and churches in the area, including Appleby Castle. She is buried in St Lawrence's Church. Appleby is famous for its Horse Fair, set up by charter in 1685 as a fair for horse trading. The population of Appleby is approximately 2600.
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