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Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall

No trip to Carlisle is complete without learning about its rich and varied Roman Heritage. Uncover what is hidden amongst the scenic beauty of Carlisle’s Northern Borderlands and highlighted by Hadrian’s Wall – UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprehensively celebrated at Birdoswald Roman Fort and Visitor Centre.



10.00am (2 hours duration) – All the threads of Carlisle’s colourful life and times are woven together dramatically in the displays of the award-winning Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

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Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is Carlisle's finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences.



12.00pm (30 minutes duration) – Leave Carlisle on A69 eastwards towards Brampton and Newcastle, turning for Lanercost after Brampton.

12:30pm (1 hour duration) – Enjoy lunch at the Lanercost Tea Rooms and Gift Shop. Indulge in local Cumbrian produce and homemade treats.

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Hearty hotpots, Cumberland sausage baps and scones in Hadrian’s Wall country.

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Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, this beautiful 13C church stands to its full height and remains remarkably well-preserved.



1.30pm (1 hour duration) – Lanercost Priory was founded by Augustinian monks in 1169 and is now an English Heritage property open from Easter to October. The nearby church of St Mary is open to visitors all the year.

2.30pm (15 minutes duration) – Leave Lanercost towards Gilsland (lookout for brown signs).You are now on the old military road.

2.45pm (1.5 hours duration) – Now an interactive Visitor Centre and situated on a superb stretch of Hadrian's Wall, Birdoswald Roman Fort was once home to Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago.
Excavations have uncovered a unique basilica or drill hall, granary buildings and the west gateway.

4.15pm (45 minutes duration) – Enjoy afternoon tea in the cosy tea room.

5.00pm – Leave for home or hotel.

Please note that it advisable that all group visits should pre-book with individual attractions.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the details contained on this website are correct, GoLakes Travel cannot be held responsible for any error, omission or misrepresentation.

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Birdoswald stands high above a meander in the River Irthing, in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. A Roman fort, turret and milecastle can all be seen on this excellent stretch of the Wall.



Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, this beautiful 13C church stands to its full height and remains remarkably well-preserved.


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