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.

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