Carlisle Travel Guide

  • Entrance to Carlisle Castle
    Entrance to Carlisle Castle
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  • View of Keep of Carlisle Castle
    View of Keep of Carlisle Castle
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  • he Ruins of Queen Mary's Tower
    he Ruins of Queen Mary's Tower
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Carlisle Things to Do

  • Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

    If you want to know the history of Carlise then visit Tullie House Museum. Carlisle sits almost on the border between Scotland and England and changed hands several times. Even in Roman times it had to be strongly defended against those tribes north of Hadrian’s Wall so there’s a lot to cover.Old Tullie House is a classical Jacobean grade one...

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  • Carlisle Cathedral

    I love to gaze at outstanding pieces of architecture and fine examples are found in many churches and cathedrals. They are examples of what faith can inspire and were at the forefront of technology in times past. They were taller and more creative structures than anything surrounding them during their heyday. On seeing Carlisle Cathedral it...

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  • Carlisle Castle

    Carlisle Castle is a must see for visitors to Carlisle and we duly headed for its grim fortifications. This great medieval fortress, has watched over the City of Carlisle for over nine centuries. It was a constantly updated working fortress until recently. Today English Heritage manages the castle and visitors can explore its rich and varied...

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  • A World in miniature Museum

    Whether you are into miniatures or not, this is an amazing place. The work is superb. Definately not just dolls houses, this is an amazing example of craftsman's art. For four pound entry we had nearly 2 hours of the most amazing fun, the more you looked the more you saw! There is a higher step up for kids and short people. All the miniatures are...

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  • The Pre-Raphaelite collection at Tullie...

    Tullie House, a museum opposite the Castle, calls for a visit on many, many grounds, but be sure to visit the first floor of the little house if you're a Pre-Raphaelite fan.You'll see a few Rossetti and Burne-Jones paintings, among others, some of those quite rare.For example, they hold a draft of Burne-Jones' "The Wheel of Fortune", that is, to my...

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  • Tullie House

    The museum was founded by Carlisle Corporation in 1893 and used the residence of the Tullie family who were a prominant family in Carlisle for generations. A major expansion of the museum took place in the 1990s and now includes a lecture theatre, gallery and restaurant.Numerous workshops run throughout the year and most of the exhibitions are free...

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  • Carlisle Cathedral

    The cathedral was founded in 1122 and features a stunning 14th century stained glass window in the East wall.The Prior's Kitchen is located in the undercroft opposite the Cathedral entrance and there is a gallery located above it.

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  • Carlisle Castle

    The castle in Carlisle has been fortified since Roman times but the modern day version began construction under orders of Henry I in the 11th century. With its proximity to the Scottish border the castle has changed hands many times over the years. The castle is maintained by English Heritage and there are numerous tours throughout the year,There...

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  • Carlisle Castle

    Carlisle Castle is a great medieval fortress that has watched over the City of Carlisle for over nine centuries. Visitors can explore fascinating and ancient chambers, stairways and dungeons and find the legendary 'licking stones'. Here, parched Jacobite prisoners found enough moisture to stay alive, only to be brutally executed on Gallows Hill....

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Carlisle Restaurants

  • by ascu Written Jun 22, 2008

    Very relaxed atmosphere, good service and delicious food. Lots to choose from on the menu.

    Favorite Dish: I have tried quite a few different dishes, I enjoyed the Cod Moolee , but my favorite so far is the Lamb Bhuna Gosht Adraki, it wasn't too spicey and the lamb melted in your mouth.

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Carlisle Transportation

  • Railway Station

    This was a major station on the West coast line and is still impressive. Built in 1847 the 4 tracks that run thourh the centre are spanned by a glass roof and a footbridge.In addition to the mainline trains (by Virgin), there are lines to Newcastle, Dumfries and the famously scenic Settle line which still operates a limited steam service.

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  • Getting There & Around...

    We hired a car and drove around the UK... It was easy for us since we are used to driving on the left side of the road, although the strange road signs had us wondering a few times... :)The roads were all very good except for the traffic jams around the larger cities...try to avoid 'peak' hours if you can help it.The distances between cities in the...

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Carlisle What to Pack

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    Hadrian's Wall

    by CandS Updated Mar 15, 2003

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It would be a good idea to have some wet weather gear handy. We had rain basically the whole time we were there (yes, it was November)...

    Photo Equipment: A tripod for those nice waterfall photos... :)

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  • Near Hadrians Wall

    This photo was taken while wandering around near a part of Hadrians Wall near Gilsland... It was such a nice area, especially in autumn... :)

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  • Aira Force Waterfall

    This cute little bridge was at the Aira Force waterfall... The waterfall is only just out of Penrith on Ullwater... It's worth a look if you are in the area...it's a really pretty area...

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  • Aira Force waterfall

    This place is really pretty and worth a visit if you are near by. It is located between Penrith and Keswick (south of Carlisle). There are some hiking trails near by and you can have a good look around the area. The forest around the waterfall is pretty too...

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