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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.

MorningMorning

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.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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.
 

LunchLunch

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.
Lanercost Tearoom

Lanercost Tea Room

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

Lanercost Priory

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

AfternoonAfternoon

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.


Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald Roman Fort

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.
 
Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory

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

Details of Tullie House Museum and Art GalleryTullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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.

Set in attractive and well-planted gardens, Old Tullie House still retains its beautiful Jacobean facade. Inside there is an impressive Jacobean staircase and fireplace. The wood-panelled first floor room shows Pre-Raphaelite art and Arts & Crafts items. The Exhibition Gallery is one of the biggest and most attractive contemporary galleries in the region- perfect for their the wide range of exhibitions and events. Children and adults of all ages will find fun, hands-on exhibits and even games: fire a Roman weapon, climb our life-sized section of Hadrian’s Wall or visit the badgers’ sett!

In the main displays we will take you on a journey through the ages, from the present day back to the Romans and before. You will also encounter Wildlife of the Eden valley (set under a changing audio-visual ceiling display) and local history over the past century in the new Carlisle Life gallery.

Tullie House has been recognised with awards for its family-friendly restaurant, friendly staff and its events and exhibitions programmes.

View key to symbolskeyAccepts groups Baby changing facilities Coach parties accepted Credit cards accepted (no fee) Disabled toilets Education/study area Facilities for conferencing Facilities for corporate hospitality Facilities for educational visits Facilities for groups Gift shop On-site catering On-site light refreshments Public toilets Regional Tourist Board Member Welcome Host Wheelchairs available Cash Point Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impairedSmoking not allowed

Contact

Reception
Tel: 01228 618718

View the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery websitewww.tulliehouse.co.uk
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Venue

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

CA3 8TPwww.tulliehouse.co.uk

Map reference: NY 398560
     Lat: 54.89509  Long: -2.94014
By car or coach enter the city following the M symbol until this brings you to Hardwicke Circus roundabout. Take the exit signed A595 Workington. Keeping in the outside lane of the dual carriageway, drive past Tullie House, which will be on your left.

Go straight on at the traffic lights, keep in the right hand lane. When you reach the roundabout at McVities factory double back on yourself and drive back along the other side of the dual carriageway keeping in the inside lane. Go straight across at the traffic lights and turn left at the sign for Devonshire Walk car park. Tullie House can be reached by using either the footbridge or the underground walkway situated just in front of the castle.

Parking : with charge

Public Transport : Carlisle station

Group benefits include free admission and meal in our Garden Restaurant for your travel leader and/or coach driver. Group rates: £4.50pp (min group size 10). Curatorial talk £2.00pp extra.

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