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Military Event, Wed 23 May - Sun 8 Jul 2018

Poppies: Weeping Window

Poppies: Weeping Window


English Heritage is pleased to announce that it will present Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at Carlisle Castle from 23 May to 8 July 2018 as part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.

Throughout the First World War, Carlisle Castle was the headquarters for the Border Regiment, one of the oldest in the British Army. The poppy sculpture will be displayed from the top of the keep, arching over the inner ward wall and cascading down into the outer ward of the castle complex, an area which incorporates the military barracks and parade ground where troops were housed and trained in preparation for front-line combat in the First World War. A total of 23,000 recruits passed through the castle during the war.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 23 May - Sun 8 Jul 2018


Normal admission charges apply to the castle.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Also welcomes dogs on leads. Has exhibition.

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 23 May - Sun 8 Jul Poppies: Weeping Window


English Heritage

0370 333 1181


Castle Way,



Plan route to Carlisle Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 396562  Lat: 54.89687 Long: -2.94330

In Carlisle city centre. Follow Castle Street, past Carlisle Cathedral on left. At main road, take underpass to the castle.

Carlisle Train Station is about 10 minutes walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Carlisle station

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