Just shy of the Scottish border, Carlisle is one of the most northerly cities in England to visit. With centuries of history, markets and even castles, it’s the kind of city that’s well worth a little gander whilst within the North of England.
Now, although you might not be visiting Carlisle on a dedicated trip, it’s the kind of city that’s really easy to tag-along to a wider trip of the region.
For instance, we’ve visited quite a few times after exploring the Lake District. Oh, and when we’re driving the M6 motorway up the “spine of Great Britain”, too.
So, to help you get the most out of your time in the city, I wanted to share a few gems that we love. This way, you can focus on that all-important exploring!
Take a look, below, at the best things to do in Carlisle. Have an amazing visit to the north of England.
For over 900 years, Carlisle Castle has dominated the city’s landscape and history. It is one of the most iconic spots to visit and the best things to do in Carlisle, especially if you want to learn more about the tumultuous history of the region.
Trust me, the distinct grey and red sandstone of Carlisle Castle is hard to miss – you’ll spot it a mile off!
Here, you can take a gander through the grounds via one of the tours that happen most days…