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Postcode: CA1 | code search
Population: 72000
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Birthplace of:
Jancis Robinson Melvyn Bragg Mike Figgis Helen Skelton
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Food Legends:
Cumberland Pie
Hauntings and Ghosts:
Corby Castle’s Radiant Boy
Folk Customs:
Ambleside Rush-bearing
Grasmere Sports
World Gurning Championships

Carlisle Events

Cumberland County Show

Carlisle Fireshow

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Harraby Inn
"My husband works in Carlisle and stays at the Harraby Inn. He is very happy said its bery clean and the lanlord is really helpfull. The pub has ..." More

Harraby Inn
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Carlisle is a cathedral city of some 72,000 inhabitants. Set in the north of Cumbria, of which it is the county city, Carlisle is just ten miles from the Scottish border, and much of its history is linked with that country. Long before the Romans arrived the area was held by the Brigantes, a tribe whose lands encompassed swathes of Northern England and up into Scotland. The Romans reached Carlisle in 72AD, building a wooden fort there, later using stone to improve it. They stayed in Carlisle until their withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century. Carlisle is a modern industrial city, and a transport hub, but it retains three major reminders of its medieval past: the castle; the cathedral, and the guild hall. The castle looms impressively as it has for approaching a millennium, but visitors today are welcome, able to view sights like the licking stones, where doomed and neglected Jacobite prisoners sought moisture to survive. The castle has its own exhibitions, and also houses the museum of the border regiment. The Guildhall provided rooms for eight medieval trade guilds, and is now a museum featuring items relevant to the eight trades. Carlisle Cathedral, founded by Henry II in 1122 as a priory, is a pleasing mix of the ancient and modern, seen particularly in the East Window, where 14th and 19th century combine. The ancient sandstone building was restored by the Victorians, and their legacy was augmented in the late 20th century with sculptures by Josefina de Vasconcellos Carlisle continues to link its past and its present, nowhere more spectacularly than in the Millennium Subway, physically connecting the castle and the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. The subway has industrial artefacts fixed into one wall, the names of reiver families who plagued the area with their banditry for all their romantic connotations carved in its granite pavement, and Gordon Young’s “Bishop’s Stone” piece, with part of the curse against the reivers promulgated by Gavin Dunbar, Archbishop of Scotland worked into its surface. There has been horseracing in Carlisle since the 16th century, and the course was radically improved with the Jubilee Grandstand opened in 2002, but with historic races like the Cumberland Plate still held, like the city itself the racecourse remains connected to its past.


Border Regiment & Kings Own Royal Border Regiment Museum
Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral Treasury Museum
Guildhall Museum
Oakbank Lakes
Raw War Paintball Games
Solway Aviation Museum
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Wetheral Priory Gatehouse


Ibis Carlisle *book online*
Nightowl Carlisle *book online*
Premier Inn Carlisle (M6 Jct42) *book online*
Premier Inn Carlisle Central *book online*
Premier Inn Carlisle Central North *book online*
Premier Inn Carlisle M6 Jct44 *book online*
Travelodge Carlisle Central *book online*
Travelodge Carlisle M6 *book online*
Travelodge Carlisle Todhills *book online*


Dandy Dinmont Caravan & Camping Park
Green Acres Caravan Park

Care Home

Blackwell Vale Care Home
Lanercost House


Lonsdale City Cinemas
Vue Carlisle


Dance - Alison McKerlie Dance
Yoga - Jen Musgrave


Club Victoria
Club XS


Ald Pallyards & Newpallyards
Mouse Hole Cottage at Coombs View Cottages
Rose Cottage
Swallow's Nest at Coombs View Cottages


Carlisle City Council
Cumbria County Council


Aglionby Street Dental Practice
Dental Access Centre
Mr Taylor

Mr Tonkin
Warwick Dental Care


Brunswick House Medical Group
Dalston Medical Group
Eden Medical Group
Fusehill Medical Centre
Grosvenor House Surgery
Warwick Road Surgery

Estate Agent

Cumberland Estate Agents
King Julie
Peter Hayward Associates
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Sandra Forster & Associates
Taylor John & Co

Golf Club

Eden Golf Club
Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club
Stoney Holme Municipal

Health and Fitness Club

High Head Spa


Crown Hotel


Carlisle Market & Car Boot
Victorian Covered Market

Performing Arts

Cumbria Dance
Sands Theatre

Pub and Bar

Arroyo Arms
Border Reiver Inn
Club Victoria
Coach & Horses
Cumberland Inn
Drove Inn
Globe Tavern
Golden Lion
Harraby Inn
Howard Arms
London Tavern
Railway Inn

Royal Scot
The Caledonian
Turf Tavern
White House


Carlisle Racecourse


Alexandros Greek Restaurant
Angus Hotel & Almonds Bistro
Carlisle TownHouse
Casa Romana Italian Restaurant
Cecil's Treat
Coach & Horses
Crosby Lodge Country House Hotel
Davids Restaurant
Golden Valley
Holme Cafe Bar and Restaurant
Indigo Indian Restaurant
La Mezzaluna
Magenta's Restaurant

New Jade Garden
The Caledonian


Austin Friars St Monica’s
Cumbria Dance
Lime House School


Ald Pallyards & Newpallyards
Swallow's Nest at Coombs View Cottages


Bendles Solicitors
Cartmell Shepherd
M Cunlisse
Michael Williams


Beeline Taxis
Carlisle Drivers
City Taxis
Joans Taxis
Metro Taxis
Radio Taxis
Radio Taxis

Shankland Taxis
Wetherall Taxis


Radio Taxis Carlisle
Sands Theatre


Ashlea Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Beaumont Parish Sports Club (Tennis)
Bitts Park (Carlisle) (Tennis)
Carlisle - Kobayashi (Martial Arts)
Carlisle CC (Cricket)
Carlisle Mens Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Carlisle RC (Rugby Union)
Carlisle United Football United (Football)
Cavendish LTC (Tennis)
Denton Holme CC (Cricket)
Eden Lawn TC (Tennis)
Great Corby CC (Cricket)


SPCK Bookshop
Chivers Sports
Flowers Sameday

Forget Me Not Flower Studio
Houghton Hall Farm shop
Gelt House
Early Learning Centre
Custom Images Ltd
The Border Garden Centre
Whitesyke Garden Centre
Garden House Nurseries
Houghton Hall Garden Centre
Petteril Bank Pharmacy
K France
Greenwoods Ltd
Scotts Of Carlisle
Carlisle World Shop
J D Sports
Complete Interiors KbB
Hair @ Jibe
Edwin Talbot Gallery
Reid Furniture
PC World
Castletown Farm Shop
Low Luckens Organic Resource Centre
Whiteholme Farm
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Alcoves Cafe Bar
The Bobbin Coffee Shop
The Penny Farthing
The Lakeland Cellar
Top Deal Meats
MG Ogilvie
Orton Grange Farm Shop & Cafe
Motivational Exciting Learning
Fat Face
Mobile Quasar
J J B Sports
House of Fraser
Pets At Home
JK Balloons
Beauty @ Solo
Dalston Pharmacy
Picture U
Chique Hair & Beauty
Corkscrew Wines
Marie Olesen Bridal Studio
River Island


Warwick Antiques
Acorn Antiques


AMF Bowling(Bowling)
Border City Wheelers(Cycling)
Greenlands Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Carlisle Snowsports Club(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Carlisle

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Crown & Mitre (0.17 miles)

Crown & Mitre

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Located in the town near to Carlisle cathedral and castle, the Crown and Mitre is ideally situated for walks and drives. It has been carefully restored to retain its Edwardian character ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Carlisle Central (0.39 miles)

Travelodge Carlisle is located just 1/2 mile from the centre and close to Carlisle Castle, Guildhall Museum, Bitts Country Park, Carlisle Cathedral as well as being ideally located just 2.5 miles from the M6 Motorway. ... More | visit website

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County Hotel (0.41 miles)

County Hotel

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A beautiful listed building, the non smoking County Hotel still retains its Georgian Grandeur as well as providing modern spacious accommodation, free wireless internet access in all bedrooms and public ... More

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The Hallmark Carlisle (0.44 miles)

The Hallmark Carlisle

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The Lakes Court Hotel is an elegant hotel situated in a prime city location fronting Carlisle’s historic Court Square. Adjacent to Carlisle Railway Station and with the M6 motorway only ... More

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Cornerways Guest House (0.45 miles)

Cornerways Guest House

A popular centrally located, Grade II listed Victorian property, situated in a quiet conservation area, just a short 5 minute walk from Carlisle's train & bus stations; near to many restaurants, bars & shops
Some 150 years old ... More | visit website

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Ibis Carlisle (0.46 miles)

Ibis Carlisle

The Ibis Carlisle hotel is located in the centre of the city, 200 m from the main railway station and not far from Lanes Shopping Centre. Carlisle Cathedral and the Castle are just a few ... More | visit website

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Angus Hotel & Almonds Bistro (0.58 miles)

Angus Hotel & Almonds Bistro

A family run hotel located in the Stanwix part of Carlisle, just a 10 minute walk to the city centre and 5 minutes to the Sands Centre for popular theatre and concerts. Facilities include free ... More | visit website

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No 1 Guest House (0.58 miles)

No 1 Guest House
No 1 is situated on the edge of Carlisle the great Border City. The Brampton Road Campus is a 5 min walk away. The Caste Sands Centre and City Centre are a ... More | visit website
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Townhouse Bed & Breakfast (0.60 miles)

Townhouse Bed & Breakfast

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The owners, Christine and Duncan Weston are always on hand and pride themselves on providing a high quality service with a relaxing and friendly atmosphere which has seen guests ... More

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Carlisle Swallow (1.01 miles)

Carlisle Swallow

Located just one and a half miles from Carlisle city centre is the Swallow Hilltop Hotel. This warm, friendly hotel is the ideal base for exploring the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and the picturesque Scottish ... More | visit website

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