Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history.
Even before the medieval castle was begun, this site was an important Roman fortress. Today, the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best-loved landmarks.
With an exhibition, a picnic area, a unique gift shop and being so close to Hadrian's Wall, the castle makes for a great family day out.
Mon 27 Oct - Fri 31 Oct
Step into Carlisle’s Story this half term. Your little soldier can learn to defend their very own castle.
Dare you explore the castle after dark this half-term?
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Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria - CA3 8UR
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