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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).

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Tourist attractions Carlisle : Things to see and do

  • Tithe Barn Interesting

    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..

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  • Cathedral Interesting

    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 ..

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  • Carlisle Castle

    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..

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Hotels Carlisle

  • Crown & Mitre

    4 English St GB - Carlisle CA3 8HZ

    Located in the centre of Carlisle, the Crown and Mitre has been refurbished to retain its Edwardian traits. It has free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a bar and an indoor swimming-pool. Besides drinks, Railway Tavern Bar serves wholesome dishes and snacks. Pe..

  • Swallow Carlisle Hotel

    Hilltop Heights, London Road GB - Carlisle CA1 2NS

    Only 1.5 miles from Carlisle, The Carlisle Swallow boasts an indoor swimming pool, steam room, and gym, as well as free parking. Free Wi-Fi is provided, and guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and 24-hour room service. Bright and classic décor fe..

  • Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

    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..

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Restaurants Carlisle

  • Golden Fleece Traditional pubs serving food 

    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..

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