Appleby Horse Fair
Location : Appleby
Appleby Horse Fair runs for a week in June, ending on the 2nd Wednesday in June, in the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria.
Young people wash the horses in the River Eden and are then ready to show them off. The tradition of racing and trotting the horses along Flashing Lane takes place throughout the day.
The official website www.applebyfair.org sets out all the arrangements leading up to and during the Fair to help you plan your visit and make it safe and enjoyable.
The field on the outskirts of Appleby originally known as Gallows Hill, due to its usage in earlier times is now called Fair Hill and looks over the town of Appleby. During the Fair, horses may be found everywhere – in the river, on its banks, along the roadsides or tethered outside hotels and shops.
Aerial photos by Simon Ledingham. Other photos by Andy Hibbert.
Related Links :
- www.applebyfair.org – official website
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