Parking and Toilets

Information about parking and toilet arrangements at Appleby Horse Fair

Traffic management in Appleby Town Centre during the Horse Fair 

Changes to the traffic flow in Appleby town centre will operate during the Horse Fair with the intention of making the network safer for all of its users during the Fair. For more information please see our Traffic Management plan.


Where can I park my car?

There are plenty of car parks in close proximity to the site of the Fair. There is free on-street parking in Appleby town centre for 2 or 3 hours (parking disks available from most shops and the Tourist Information Centre) or Pay and Display at Broad Close car park. There is also parking available at Appleby railway station and during the Fair at Appleby Castle and Appleby Grammar School.

Please see the car park and traffic restrictions map provided by the MASCG for details.


How much is the parking?

The average cost of parking in the temporary car parks in and around the site of the Fair is £10.00 per car, per day. 

I am bringing a coach of visitors - where do I park?

Parking for coaches is available at:

  • Appleby Grammar School on Saturday and Sunday - to book a space, please ring 017683 51580
  • Appleby Railway Station - to book a space, please ring 0791 368 1939
  • Appleby Castle – to book a space, please ring 07593 661 7775

There is space for coaches to drop off/pick up, adjacent to the Moot Hall in the town centre.

I have a disabled parking disc - where should I park?

There are some disabled parking spaces adjacent to the Moot Hall in the centre of town, but disabled parking discs are valid for all on street parking in the centre of town. If you wish to park up nearer the field, please speak to the Police on duty.

Public Toilets

Most of the car parks will have Portaloos in them, or nearby. In town there are public toilets in the entrance to the Public Hall and Broad Close car park. There is a disabled toilet next to the Tourist Information Centre. There are also plenty of Portaloos down by the river in the town centre and up at the Market fields and Fair Hill. The Railway Station also has limited facilities.