Carlisle Cathedral has stood on the border with Scotland for almost 900 years and has a lively story to tell. It may not be the best known medieval Cathedral in England, it is certainly not the biggest, but it delights its many visitors.
Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best-loved landmarks. Its rich and varied visitor attractions including exhibitions, guided tours, and a picnic area make for a full family day out.
Tullie House is Carlisle’s award winning museum, where historic collections, contemporary art and family fun are brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery. The history, nature and art in one of Britain's most fascinating regions has been inspiring visitors for more than 120 years!
The Lanes is a modern and vibrant undercover shopping centre located at the heart of Carlisle city centre with a range of shops under one roof.
Carlisle Racecourse has been on its present site since 1904, and is home to the ‘Carlisle Bell’ one of the oldest horse races in existence. Along with numerous race meetings a full calendar of events throughout the year ensure there is something for everyone.
Hadrian's Wall Country stretches across the north of England from the west Cumbrian coast through Carlisle into Northumberland and on to Newcastle upon Tyne, and South Shields. Hadrian's Wall Country has something for everyone - world class archaeology, spectacular landscapes, rare wildlife, complete solitude and a population of friendly and welcoming people.
Consisting of 72 miles of track with 21 viaducts spanning the ravines and 14 tunnels, the famous Carlisle-Settle railway weaves its scenic route through the Cumbrian countryside and into The Yorkshire Dales.
England's largest National Park is home to Scafell Pike - Englands highest mountain, 12 of the largest lakes in England, 3,500 kilometres of rights of way, and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere, The Lake District truly is one of Britain's breathing spaces.
The Sands Centre is Cumbria and South West Scotland's premier venue for entertainment playing host to international orchestras, theatre, opera and ballet companies, international recording artists and comedians, both past and present.
The beautiful Solway Coast with its broad expanses of tidal waters, mudflats, salt marshes and sand dunes was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in December 1964 and is a bird watchers' paradise. It contains many locally, nationally and internationally important features some centring on landscape and others on important wildlife and heritage.
Bitts Park is situated in the centre of Carlisle at the foot of Carlisle Castle with the River Eden and part of the Hadrian’s Wall trail running through it. Enjoy the formal gardens and flower beds or for the younger ones there is a play area and splash park and ice creams and refreshments are served from the Kiosk. Tennis and ice-skating are just some of the other activities available at Bitts Park.
Talkin Tarn Country Park lies nine miles east of Carlisle. Set in 120 acres of farmland with a 65 acre lake, Talkin Tarn is the ideal place for active recreation or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands. You can hire mountain bikes, sail, windsurf, canoe or hire one of the wooden rowing boats and fishing is available at the Tarn. The Boathouse Tea Room has superb views of the tarn, and a blazing log fire. An adjoining gift shop sells a wide range of items, many ‘Made in Cumbria’