Our Carlisle Properties
On the path of Hadrian’s Wall, and with an impressive Castle, cathedral, citadel and Roman fort to explore, Carlisle has a wealth of attractions, and not just historical ones. With a range of galleries, museums, award-winning parks and a year-round festival calendar, the city has something for everyone.
Here are 5 interesting facts about Carlisle:
- Her Majesty Theatre in Carlisle was the first theatre in the country to be electrically powered in 1880.
- The largest river that flows through Carlisle is River Eden, which is located just north of the city centre.
- Carlisle Castle is thought to be haunted by several ghosts.
- Carlisle is nicknamed ‘The Great Border City’ and is the main cultural, industrial and commercial centre in Cumbria.
- The Lake District, UK’s most popular national park, is on your doorstep, only 20 miles away!
Known as the leading shopping destination of Cumbria, Carlisle’s largely traffic-free centre offers high-street and boutique stores, and holds the award-winning Lanes Shopping Centre, as well as a Victorian Indoor Market. There are regular farmer’s markets and occasional international markets to scour for fresh food, and several superstores outside of the city, some of which are served by bus services from the town centre.
Although Carlisle is a relatively small city, it’s not too difficult to find great places to eat. You’re never far away from a Mexican, Spanish, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Indian or Thai restaurant. There are also plenty of take-away shops and big fast-food chains. Furthermore, every August, the very best, local producers showcase a vast selection of the tastiest Cumbrian food at the Carlisle Great Food Fair.
The city has plenty of cocktail bars, lively nightclubs and great entertainment venues located all within the pedestrianized city centre. Take a look below at some of the most popular places in Carlisle:
- Concrete Bar and Club – a very popular destination among students who are looking for late night fun.
- The Lane Bar – located in the historic quarter of Carlisle and considered to be the hidden gem of Carlisle, The Lane Bar is a contemporary cellar bar with cocktails to die for.
- The Andalusian – one of Carlisle’s latest bar/restaurant situated in the city centre. Excellent food, first class cocktails and a great atmosphere.
- Gallaghers Irish Bar – traditional Irish whisky bar with a great atmosphere.
Carlisle is the cultural capital of Cumbria with plenty of museums and art galleries. Arguably, The Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is the most popular museum in the city. It was opened in 1893 and showcases the Roman occupancy of the region. The museum also hosts travelling exhibitions and arts galleries and has received many awards.
Carlisle United is a football team in the fourth tier of English football. Some of the club’s biggest achievements include reaching the League Cup 1969 semi-finals and promoting to England’s top football flight league in 1974. Carlisle United’s home is Brunton Park on Warwick Road.
Carlisle is also represented in rugby by two union clubs: Carlisle RFC and Creighton RUFC. Other sports include cricket, horse racing, golf and athletics.
Carlisle has plenty to offer when it comes to music. The Sands Centre is the largest venue in Cumbria which regularly hosts some of the biggest stars in music. Another major venue in the city is The Brickyard, where you can find music from a variety of genres including ska, metal, punk, indie and DJ. The city also has its own festivals:
- Carlisle Music & Drama Festival – this event showcases local performers as well as artists from all across the UK. It’s held in March every year.
- Carlisle Music City week – a weekend every summer with the best local talent.
- Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival – also known as ‘UK’s premier autumn music event’, it takes place every November.
Carlisle is ideally positioned in the county of Cumbria, bordered by Scotland, Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Lancashire. The transport links are excellent by road, rail and increasingly air.
Carlisle is not a massive city which means you can get almost anywhere by cycling or even walking. Denton Holme is situated in a great position, only a 16 minute walk to the city centre or 7 minutes on the bus.
A great community of students brought together, Nottingham1 is not just a halls of residence its been a home away from home for the past 3 years!Jenani Umasuthan, Mpharm Pharmacy - 4th Year Student, University of Nottingham