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 picnic area, 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

  • Castle Kings and Queens

    Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jul 2014

    This summer, meet the Kings and Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story. This weekend, we introduce visitors to the Scottish King, David I.

  • Castle Kings and Queens

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

    This summer, meet the Kings and Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story. This weekend, we introduce visitors to Henry II.

  • Castle Kings and Queens

    Sat 02 & Sun 03 Aug 2014

    This summer, meet the Kings and Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story. This weekend, we introduce visitors to King John, who visited the castle three times.

Prices and opening times

directions

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

Membership

For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.

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