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Carlisle United Kingdom, Cumbria

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (333)
  • History (200)
  • Castles (105)
  • Nightlife (88)
  • Sightseeing (82)
  • Shopping for clothes (66)
  • Cathedral (55)
  • Monuments (54)
  • Relaxation (49)
  • Food (47)

Carlisle was highly rated for shopping by 321 guests from the United Kingdom!

What is it in Carlisle that makes history come alive?

Anonymous, Location unknown

7 days ago Report

The working castle. The cathedral. The town square. Excellent tourist information center where details to travelers, including walks and trips, are readily availabl.e..

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Carlisle.

David
David, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Shopping is a good experience as Carlisle shopping area is not very crowded, so easy to move about. Various things go on in the market square to add to the interest.
  • Shopping for clothes 66 endorsements
  • 6 answers

Is there more to shopping in Carlisle than main street stores?

Avril
Avril, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

Lovely small shops with the lanes providing shelter if raining

How well restored were the castles in Carlisle?

William
William, U.S.A.

15 hours ago Report

Carlisle Castle is intact with excellent displays about the part it played in the Scottish border wars, but the Army still uses part of the grounds and some areas are off-limits. Nearby Brougham Castle is an evocative ruin, but you are able to climb most of the way up the tower and the interpretative info is fascinating.

What is so impressive about the cathedrals in Carlisle?

Anonymous, Location unknown

22 days ago Report

Beautiful starred ceiling and friendly staff that were all too happy to help.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Carlisle?

Ken
Ken, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Botchergate is 'quite lively' but it 'does what it says on the tin' all Pubs in this area seem to be the same type i.e. earsplitting music and bouncers on the door, only go there for a 'loud' night out
  • Friendly People 38 endorsements

What makes the people from Carlisle so friendly? Tell us your story.

Anonymous, Location unknown

20 days ago Report

we had not visited before and went for a walk during the evening, the local people were so friendly and helpful this helped us enjoy our one night - we will certainly be visiting again
  • Museums 27 endorsements

What did you discover about the museums in Carlisle that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Anonymous, Location unknown

24 days ago Report

Tullie House museum staff, they were helpful, informative and enthusiastic.
  • Entertainment 9 endorsements

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Carlisle?

Jim
Jim, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

people dressed up for christmas nights out.

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