Carlisle Castle

  • Family at Carlisle
  • Unlock the secrets of the Castle
Great family days out Carlisle Castle Unlock the secrets of the Castle
 
 
Due to an event, Carlisle Castle will be closed on 15, 16 and 17 September. There may be some slight disruption to your visit as a result on 8 - 14, 18 and 19 September. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please do contact our Customer Services team if you require any help or more information. 
 


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.

Don't Miss

  • 25% off entry to Carlisle Castle - pick up your voucher at Tullie House
  • The mysterious medieval carvings

Events At Carlisle Castle

  • Medieval Mayhem

    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.

  • Torchlight Tours

    Mon 27 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

    Dare you explore the castle after dark this half-term?

Prices and opening times

directions

Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria - CA3 8UR (Directions)

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