Welcome To Carlisle

This great border city and capital of Cumbria sits on 2000 years of human occupation. Overlying this rich heritage is a vibrant town centre of modern shops, pavement cafes and leisure facilities that rivals most other cities in the north of England. The majestic Cathedral is within a few minutes walk of the spacious pedestrianised Greenmarket – a focal point for street entertainment, Farmers’ Markets and Christmas celebrations. Tullie House Museum excels at bringing Carlisle’s history and heritage to life, while the formidable fortress of Carlisle Castle invites exploration of its many chambers and passageways. Nearby Botchergate, once witness to Roman armies marching south, now welcomes those in search of evening entertainment with numerous clubs and bars lining the busy thoroughfare.