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Carlisle Visitor information

Carlirsle has many attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest. For those with an interest in history and culture, you should take a tour at the award winning Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery is the perfect head out to discover the fascinating galleries from the present day back to the Neolithics times. 

A must-see while visiting the county of Cumbria is the Roman wall which has been inscribed by its previous dwellers and is now, and has been aUNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Stretching for 73 miles, Hadrian’s wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. You can explore today the ruins of bath houses, turrets, shrines, milecastle, ramparts and forts with a breath-taking Cumbria’s landscape. 

Travel 

You can get around the city easily by foot and explore its streets and town surroundings.

There are designated cycle paths through the area for you to be able to get around a little bit quicker

and easier, with no traffic to contend with.

Built in 1847, Carlisle train station is a classic example of neo-Tudor design and is a Grade II listed building. With eight platforms, it’s a busy station that offers hourly services to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow and also serves the Caledonian Sleeper on a daily basis excluding Saturdays.

You can also travel to Carlisle via a domestic flight and the airport is very close to the town centre, located just 6 miles to the east and easily accessible by car or public transport. 

History of Carlisle

Carlisle is a cathedral city and the county town of Cumbria located in North West England. 

During the middle ages, Cumbria was a poor area of England with little trade and commerce in the county. However, Carlisle was strategically important because of its location near the Scottish border. 

The Augustinian church of today known as the Carlisle Cathedral was founded in 1122 by a community of Canons Regular. Initially a monastery, the red sandstone building was the monastic church for 2 orders of friars, the Dominicans and the Franciscans friars. The cathedral is the second smallest of England’s ancient cathedrals and the great East window features the largest window in the Flowering Decorated Gothic style in England.  

While you’re out on the hunt for Hadrian’s Wall you can make a stop at the 12th-century Lanercost Priory. The priory church was reworked at the end of the 13th century and came through the Dissolution of the Monasteries when its nave was turned into a parish church. The conventual buildings are composed partly of spolia (recycled stone) from Hadrian’s Wall, and you can identify a few Roman inscriptions in the stonework. Lanercost is the best-preserved of all of Cumbria’s Medieval monasteries.

Another historic landmark very important for the city is its Castle, first built during the reign of William II of England, the son of William the Conqueror who invaded England in 1066. Located near the ruins of UNESCO World Heritage site the Hadrian's Wall, the 900 years old castle has been the scene of many historical episodes of British history. It is now the county headquarters to the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and a museum to the regiment is within the castle walls. 

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