Things to see and do - Carlisle
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Carlisle is located near England’s border with Scotland. It was a Roman town for four centuries, then declined for 500 years, followed by four centuries of border warfare and strife between England and Scotland. These turbulent years did not encourage the inhabitants to build for posterity! However, you can still see some old houses, such as the Guildhall (1407) and Tullie House (1609).
Tourist attractions Carlisle : Things to see and do
West Walls GB - Carlisle CA3 8UF
The great Tithe Barn (34 m by 8 m), built c 1502 of red sandstone with massive oak tiebeams, was situated for practical reasons near the road leading to the rich cornfields west of the town. Restored from 1968 to 1971, it now serves as the parish hal..
The Abbey GB - Carlisle CA3 8TZ
All that remains of the Norman building (1133) is the truncated nave and the south transept. The 13C east window, a fine example of Decorated tracery, contains some of the original 14C glass and the choir has a fine set of 14 sculptured capitals and ..
Castle Way GB - Carlisle CA3 8UR
Established by William II in 1092, the castle served to keep back Scots raiders. The Norman keep was altered in Tudor times to accommodate cannon to replace archers. The shell of the medieval hall now houses the King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museu..
Dalston GB - Carlisle CA5 7JX
Nestled amid acres of private woodland and glorious gardens, this magnificent Grade II listed castle is situated on the northern edge of the Lake District, surrounded by a golf club. Dalston Hall provides the finest luxury coupled with discreet, yet..
Court Square GB - Carlisle CA1 1QY
In the heart of the city centre, this elegant Victorian hotel offers stylish rooms with 32-inch Freeview flat-screen TVs. With free Wi-Fi and limited free parking, guests are also next to Carlisle Rail Station. Each of the contemporary rooms at the..
Portlands GB - CARLISLE CA1 1RL
Ideally situated in the centre of historic capital of Cumbria and only a short drive to the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall. Ibis Carlisle grants immediate access to all the business, shopping and entertainment areas. Located just 200 m from Carlisle t..
Ruleholme GB - Irthington CA6 4NF
Located just off the A689 and handy for Carlisle Airport, Hadrian's Wall and Gretna Green. Dishes like twice-baked 3 cheese soufflé and pan-roasted Cumbrian lamb sit alongside tasty pub classics, juicy mature steaks and 'proper' puddings on something..