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Carlisle-Day 2

A cosmopolitan city with echoes of a Roman past.

It’s easy to see why people choose Carlisle as a great place to visit - from the Romans in the first century, to the legions that now arrive for a short break or longer holiday. In the beautiful and historic heart of Carlisle, City of the Lakes, you can stroll from the castle to the cathedral and on to Tullie House Museum - surrounded by great places to shop, eat and be entertained.

Hadrian’s Wall is just a stone’s throw away and was built to keep the marauding Scots out. The location of this border city means it has had a turbulent past, but the vibrant city life in this beautiful historic setting makes for an intriguing city break experience.

 

Morning

Keep your eyes peeled for the rare hexagonal post box outside the Town Hall, one of only 20 left in the country.

Carlisle

Carlisle has a wealth of history and heritage, the Castle was founded in 1092, Hadrian's Wall bulit around AD122 to name a few. Explore the fantastic shopping and the surrounding spectacular countryside.

 
 

Lunch

Although a City, in Carlisle you are never far from lush and scenic landscape. Grab a picnic and follow the signs to Bitts Park, an award-winning park just metres from the city centre.
 

Afternoon

Although a City, in Carlisle you are never far from lush and scenic landscape. Grab a picnic and follow the signs to Bitts Park, an award-winning park just metres from the city centre. If you long to stretch your legs further stay for a long weekend and pair your city break with an adventure along the Eden Way or Hadrian’s wall.

The Eden way is an 80 mile long walking route, which follows the River Eden through the picturesque Eden valley, from sea to source. A unique feature of this walk is that it can be broken into sections using the popular Settle-Carlisle railway. This walk follows the river from Carlisle, to its source in wild Mallerstang where Uther Pendragon, King Arthur's father, was once Lord.

If you are looking for a World Heritage signature experience then hop on the train and use the Hadrian’s Wall Country Line to explore some Roman heritage and walk the wall.

Carlisle

A unique feature of this walk is that it can be broken into sections using the popular Settle-Carlisle railway.

Walk Route: Carlisle-Wetheral-Armathwaite-Kirkoswald-Langwathby-Appleby-Warcop-Kirkby Stephen

  • Miles: 80
 

Carlisle

Walk Route: Gilsland-Brampton-Crosby on Eden-Carlisle-Bowness on Solway

  • Miles: 84
 
 

Overnight

 

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