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.