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It is a historically interesting place, especially the chapel. One can get the feel of times gone... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
Worth some time to visit

Very interesting place, lovely chapel. very thought provoking. The gardens were a flow with vibrant... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
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Boroughgate Appleby, Appleby, England
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

It is a historically interesting place, especially the chapel. One can get the feel of times gone bye.

Thank gerrygstockport
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Very interesting place, lovely chapel. very thought provoking. The gardens were a flow with vibrant colours, so many variety of tulips. extremely well maintained.

Thank Cleotheweazel
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

A lovely place-the chapel is quite moving-worth a visit. A lady who lives within the hospital was going to get her laundry in and kindly explained the history of the chapel and life within the hospital which was a bonus! There are leaflets inside which...More

Thank dawn f
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting way to spend around 20 minutes of your time in Appleby. Located towards the top of the Main Street in Appleby this is a very quaint courtyard, interesting little chapel and pleasant gardens at the rear. Definitely worth a look!

Thank PhilipL10
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Very quaint,,,All the houses have red doors...There is a small chapel in the corner of the courtyard...The cobbles finish off this chocolate box courtyard..There is a small explanation prior to entering......

Thank Brian H
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The Almshouses at the top end of Boroughgate are known as St Anne's Hospital, and were founded in the mid-1600s by the local landowner, Lady Anne Clifford. The site was purchased in 1650 and provision was made for the accommodation of 12 Sisters and a...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We stumbled across St Anne's Hospital when wandering around the town of Appleby. What a lovely little property this is. Founded as a hospital, it has retained all its character and is now a series of really small cottages, surrounding a squared courtyard garden, each...More

Thank MD-FatDonkey
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

We found this place by chance. Well worth the visit. Spoke to one of the residents who told us about the history of this hospital and the alms houses. All inside a gated courtyard which ised to be run by a matron in times gone...More

Thank stig1955
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

The inner garden is very peaceful. It's open to the public. Worth a visit as part of seeing Appleby. The properties are lived in so visitors should be mindful of this

Thank SUE H
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Just poked our noses in to have a look at the court yard of the Armshouses and a lovely lady came out to greet us and offered to show us the little chaple. She was full of knowledge about the chaple and armshouses which my...More

Thank Barry W
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