Stainmore Railway Company at Kirkby Stephen East

Kirkby Stephen is a market town in the Eden Valley and the East station (KSE) was a key junction between the North East and North West of England. The line ran from Darlington to KSE and split at the junction signal box into Ravenstonedale and Tebay  branch and the Eden Valley branch.

The Eden Valley branch ran to Appleby where passengers could change for the Settle and Carlisle line or continue onto Penrith. The line between Warcop and Appleby East is still in situ. Volunteers from the Eden Valley Railway group operate trains from Warcop to Sandford along part of this line during the spring and summer months. 

It is possible to stay in places along the route including the old signal box at Cliburn.

Below is a list of accommodation in the places along the Eden Valley route. This list is not exhaustive and Stainmore Railway Company do not endorse or recommend a particular property. We hope that you will consider staying in the area and enjoying the many delights of the Eden Valley when visiting us at Kirkby Stephen East. Please follow the links to the property's website. We do not take commission for any booking that you make with the accommodation but please tell them that you found them by using our website. 


  • Hotels
    • Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, Roman Road, Appleby, CA16 6JB :website
    • Tufton Arms Hotel, Market Square, Appleby, CA16 6XA: website
  • Bed & Breakfast
    • Bank End House, Appleby in Westmoreland, Appleby, CA16 6LH: website
    • Sandford Arms, Sandford, Appleby in Westmoreland, CA16 6NR: website
  • Local Attractions
    • Appleby Castle, Broughgate, Appleby: website
    • High Cup Winery, Town Head Farm, Appleby, CA16 6NF: website 

Temple Sowerby

  • Hotels
    • Temple Sowerby House Hotel, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, CA10 1RZ: website
    • The Kings Arms Hotel, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, CA10 1RZ: website
  • Bed & Breakfast
    • Skygarth Farm, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, CA10 1SS: website
  • Local attractions
    • Acorn Bank (National Trust) Temple Sowerby, CA10 1SP: website


  • Cliburn Signal Box Holiday Cottage, C/O  Station House, Station Road, Cliiburn, Penrith, CA10 3AE: website


  • Hotels
    • Brantwood Country Hotel, Stainton, Penrith, CA11 0EP: website
    • Roundthorn County House Hotel, Becon Edge, Penrith, CA11 7SG: website
    • The George Hotel, Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SU: website
  • Other Accomodation
    • Centre Parcs, Whinfell Forest, Penrith, CA10 2PW: website
    • Near Howe Cottages, Mungrisdale, Penrith, CA11 0SH: website
    • Wayfarers Independent Hostel, 19 Brunswick Square, Penrith, CA11 7LR: website
  • Local Attractions
    • Crafty Monkeys, 3 Corney Place (opposite Town Hall), CA11 7PX: website
    • Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Lowther, Penrith, CA10 2HH: website
    • Rookin House Activity Centre, Troutbeck, Penrith, CA11 0SS: website