About Carlisle

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!




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