Unmissable tourist sites
Carlisle Travel guide
Carlisle : Michelin's recommendations
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..
7 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 ..
The Castle 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 Muse..
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..
Portlands GB - CARLISLE CA1 1RP
"Ideally situated in the historic capital of Cumbria and only a short drive from the Lake District, ibis Carlisle grants immediate access to historic points of interest within the city. With easy access to the M6 and the local road network, it c..