Carlisle & Hadrian's Wall
The formidable fortress of Carlisle Castle stands proud over the cityscape, while a packed programme of heritage tours, activities and exhibitions offers the perfect introduction to times gone by on the edge of an ancient empire.
Continue your unique historical adventure on Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most significant monument built by the Romans in Britain. Stand in awe at the jaw-dropping scenery and drop in to Birdoswald Roman Fort to see the longest continuous stretch of wall still visible today.
Head back to Carlisle for some intense retail therapy and immerse yourself in a magical mix of high-street brands and independent retailers. Keep yourself entertained with everything from ice-skating to a round of golf, then take your pick from the countless quality and quirky dining and drinking experiences on offer.
Complete your city break with national sporting events, comedy nights and even outdoor film screenings. Carlisle Pageant, the spectacular Carlisle Fire Show and Cumberland Show are just some of the annual events to savour.