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A historic and peaceful part of Appleby.

The Almshouses at the top end of Boroughgate are known as St Anne's Hospital, and were founded in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Quaint, historical building

We stumbled across St Anne's Hospital when wandering around the town of Appleby. What a lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Settle, United Kingdom
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Boroughgate Appleby, Appleby, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 27 October 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
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A beautiful courtyard of alms houses, so peaceful and calm. Historically important foundation of Lady Ann Clifford Countess of Pembroke. A hidden chapel in the corner is often open

Thank RGB307
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Thank you Valarie for a very informative visit. Very knowledgable lady and made our visit so much more enjoyable.

Thank 101ra205psao
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I dropped into Appleby in Westmorland on a Saturday afternoon and took a stroll up the main attractive tree lined street ascending the hill towards the Castle . Part way up on the left hand side were some bright balloons next to an enticing entrance...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This "hospital" is an interesting find, indeed. First, understand that there is not much "to do" there -- you simply walk through once and see what's inside. You might happen to speak to a resident but it is a residence, not a show, so you're...More

2  Thank kilr0ywashere
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a hidden Gem towards the top of Boroughgate. Walk through the arch into a different world, cobbled square surrounded by cottages and a beautiful historic Chapel. Cross the square and out into yet more open space garden and fruit trees. Definitely worth a...More

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