Carlisle Castle

Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory. It has withstood many sieges, contained a valuable royal prisoner, and been home to the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment. Discover the castle’s turbulent past in the fascinating family-friendly exhibition. Explore medieval castle rooms as well as 19th century military buildings, and visit Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.

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Directions: In Carlisle city centre. Follow Castle Street, past Carlisle Cathedral on left. At main road, take underpass to the castle

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/carlisle

What’s nearby?

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Kirklinton Hall & Gardens

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Lanercost Priory

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