Local Attractions

Carlisle is an excellent stop off point if you are travelling to or returning from Scotland but there is also much to do and see in and around the historic Great Border City.

A few minutes walk is the Carlisle Castle. Dominating the border city of Carlisle for nine centuries.

Carlisle Cathedral offers you the chance to view a fine example of Medieval archituecture. The 14th century stained glass east window and magnificently decorated ceiling once looked down on the marriage of Sir Walter Scott and his French bride.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is one of Carlisle's finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. It also boasts a wide range of exhibitions and events, brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery.

Visit Carlisle Racecourse for an enjoyable - and hopefully profitable - day of flat or National Hunt racing.

Walk in the footsteps of the Roman Legions, along the Hadrians Wall National Trail and around the beautiful surronding areas or take a trip on Hadrian's Wall Bus, visiting some of the friendly market town and villages along the way. Visit the fascinating interactive visitor centre at Birdoswald Roman Fort and find out about 2000 years of history in one of the most impressive locations on Hadrian's Wall.

The award-winning Sands Centre is cumbria's premier venue for Arts, Events, Entertainment, Conferences, Exhibitions and Meetings, Health and Fitness and Sport and Recreation.

Discover Pre-Raphaelite treasures in St Martin's Church in Brampton, or the peaceful setting of Lanercost Priory nearby.

Meander through the wonderful countrside around the Eden Valley, or travel a little further afield south to experience the magnificent Lake District and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty.