Luxury cottages in Carlisle will bring you to the ‘great border city’ and the magnificent castle is testament to the frequent scuffles between the Scottish and English over the centuries. This historical city offers easy access to Cumbria’s wild and unspoilt countryside, some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain and there’s lots to see and do for everyone.
To learn about Carlisle’s colourful past visit the Tullie Museum which depicts how life changed when the Romans arrived to present day. The castle has stood proudly in the city for nine centuries and was built on the site of a Roman fortress, today there are exhibitions, guided tours, medieval carvings, a dungeon, a picnic area and gift shop. Within the grounds Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life tells the story of Cumbria’s county Infantry. In the town’s centre there’s a wonderful choice of shops, museums, galleries and theatres as well as tempting cafes, pubs and restaurants to sample the local food and drink.
Close to the castle is Hadrian’s Wall, now a World Heritage Site, you can walk along the ruins of this amazing Roman construction, step back in time and enjoy fabulous views. Don’t miss a visit to Birdoswald Roman Fort to learn more about how it was built.
The famous Yorkshire Dales and wild North Pennines, a very special day out particularly on the steam train.
Outdoor lovers can enjoy a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages. The nearby Talkin Tarn Country Park offers canoeing, fishing, rowing and other water based activities and there are plenty of fishing spots in and around the city. Carlisle is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists and the many routes and paths here are suitable for all abilities.