Historic Carlisle

The Great Border City is the capital of Cumbria – a wonderfully energetic city steeped in history and culture.

A trip in to the Centre of Carlisle is an absolute must when you stay at the Fleece. The city boasts countless independent coffee shops, bars, restaurants and retailers who each add personality and charm to the city centre. The large covered market boasts street food vendors from all over the world and the Lanes shopping centre is hub for retail therapy.

If you’re planning to soak up some history and culture there are plenty of destinations in the city centre itself. Carlisle Cathedral, Town Hall, Castle, Citadel, Victorian and Turkish Baths and original city walls are within walking distance of the main high street, as is Tullie House, the flagship art gallery and museum of Carlisle, and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.

A day in Carlisle will effortlessly take you on a journey through the colourful and tumultuous history of this English City.

Sharing Sunday Roast

Join us every Sunday for a unique take on the traditional Sunday Roast. Gather friends, family and loved ones for an unforgettable Sharing Sunday Roast experience.

We’re welcoming tables of 2 to 12 people for a communal feast of sumptuous British cuisine. For just £39 per person you’ll enjoy 3 courses plus coffee.

Our Rooms & Suites


An overnight stay at The Fleece at Ruleholme will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and replenished. Each of our 23 bedrooms have been beautifully designed to deliver comfort, luxury and relaxation throughout every feature and amenity.

Boasting oak beam detailing, farmhouse style doors, Lakeland stone feature-walls and rolling countryside views – we guarantee that the Fleece at Ruleholme will soon be your regular go-to getaway. 

Each room is unique and intricately finished with inspiration from Georgian, Victorian or traditional farmhouse influences. Our bathrooms are spacious and modern with deep-fill copper or slipper baths available in select rooms.

While staying with us you’ll enjoy a large, luxurious mattress, soft, fresh linens, fluffy bathrobes, high-quality toiletries, 4k wall mounted TV’s and comfortable seating areas. You’ll also have exclusive access to our atrium lounges where you can relax with a coffee and a good book.

Lakeland Stone Feature Room

Classic King

  • Robes & Slippers
  • Complimentary Mini Bar
  • Power Shower or Slipper Bathtub
  • Comfortable Seating Area
  • 4K Wall Mounted TV
  • Black Out Curtains
  • Countryside Views
Scatter Cushions and Collie

Classic Twin

  • Spacious Layout
  • Complimentary Mini Bar
  • Multi Directional Power Shower
  • Countryside Views
  • 4K Wall Mounted TV
  • Black Out Curtains
  • Comfortable Seating Area
Lincoln Suite Bed

Jnr. or King Suite

  • Bespoke Four-Poster Bed
  • Complimentary Mini Bar
  • Copper Slipper Bathtub
  • Large, Comfortable Sofas
  • Twin Bathroom Sinks
  • Fluffy Robes & Slippers
  • Custom Wall Art
  • Large 4K Wall Mounted TV