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Carlisle Castle

  • Family at Carlisle
  • Unlock the secrets of the Castle
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 23 - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 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.

  • 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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