Carlisle is a city and the
county town of Cumbria. Historically in Cumberland, it is also the
administrative centre of the City of Carlisle borough in North West
Carlisle is located at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril, 10 miles (16 km) south of the Scottish border
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The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, otherwise called Carlisle Cathedral, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle.
The most significant architectural feature of Carlisle Cathedral is its East Window. The tracery of this window is in the most complex of English Gothic styles, Flowing Decorated Gothic.
Castle is situated near the ruins of Hadrian's Wall.
The castle is over 900 years old and has been the scene of many historical episodes in British history.
Given the proximity of Carlisle to the border between England and Scotland, it has been the centre of many wars and invasions.
House Opened by the Carlisle Corporation in 1893, the
original building is a converted Jacobean mansion, with extensions
added when it was converted. The museum houses the Human History
Collection, most notable for antiquities associated with Hadrian's
Wall and the two Roman forts established in Carlisle, as well as a
permanent exhibition dedicated to the Border Reivers. (raiders)
Guildhall Museum was originally a row of shops and workshops attached to a wealthy merchant's house. It is now home to a museum of civic history. For many years, the upper floors of the Guildhall had been used by Carlisle's Trade guilds for their meetings. The eight Guilds (butchers, merchants, shoemakers, skinners and glovers, smiths, tailors, tanners and weavers) began as specialist trade associations, a mixture of trade union, political pressure group and drinking club.
Park is situated in the centre of Carlisle, at the
foot of Carlisle Castle with the River Eden forming its northern
boundary and the River Caldew to the west.The fantastic Air Dome
structure covers two of the hardcourts at Bitts Park, which enables
tennis to be played indoors.
Urban Adventure is a brand new High rope adventure centre in Bitts Park