Carlisle is ideally located between Scotland and the Lake District Cumbria, and both within easy reach. Situated on the path of Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle is a vibrant, cultured city. With direct links to the West Coast Main Line and M6, the city is an attractive base for business.
Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history.
Even before the medieval castle was begun, this site was an important Roman fortress. Today, the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best-loved landmarks.
With a exhibition, a programme of guided tours, a picnic area, a unique gift shop and being so close to Hadrian's Wall, the castle makes for a full family day out.