Appleby Horse Fair

An annual gathering of gypsies and travellers takes place every year in Appleby, Cumbria. The event remains one of the largest and oldest events in Europe and gives the opportunity for travelling communities to meet friends, celebrate their music, their folklore and to buy and sell horses.  The five day event has existed under the protection of a charter granted by King James II in 1685 and it remains the most important event in the gypsy calendar.

 

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair