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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
The accommodation was clean, spacious and conveniently located. OK it had no character or charm and...more
We arrived a little after 3am (yes, 3 in the morning) having driven from Berkshire on our way to...more
As per another recent review I booked this alleged hotel for a short stay as per the hotel pictures...more
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.
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.more
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...more
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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... :)