Carlisle Castle

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Great family days out Carlisle Castle Unlock the secrets of the Castle

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 unique gift shop and being so close to Hadrian's Wall, the castle makes for a great family day out.

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Events At Carlisle Castle

  • Redcoats at Carlisle

    Sat 21 - Sun 22 March 2015

    This weekend, get ready to go back 200 years and see the famous British Redcoats demonstrate military manoeuvres in the grounds of Carlisle Castle.

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

    It's time to get clue-cracking. Find characters from the past to help you solve the challenge and seek out your chocolate reward in the grounds of Carlisle Castle.

  • Medieval St George's Weekend

    Sat 25 & Sun 26 Apr 2015

    Hands up all noble Knights! Join our weekend of military drill and lively family entertainment.

Prices and opening times


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


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