Cumbria has for a long time been one of the UK's favourite holiday destinations. Home to the world-famous Lake District, the county boasts some truly remarkable natural beauty spots. There's more to Cumbria than the great outdoors, however. The county is also home to the vibrant city of Carlisle. Close to the centre is Brunton Park, home to the city's beloved Carlisle United FC. The stadium isn't only popular with lovers of the beautiful game, though! Thanks to its first-rate hospitality and conferencing facilities, it's also popular with professionals. There are plenty of great Cumbrian hotels in the local area catering to both football fans and corporate guests.
The Home of Carlisle United FC
The club of Carlisle United FC has a rich history, and Brunton Park has been their home for the majority of it. Built in 1909, the stadium now has a capacity of around 18,000. At its peak, the stadium saw record attendances of 27,500 for FA Cup matches against Birmingham City and Middlesborough. It's the largest in England still to offer standing space at games.
Conference and Banqueting Space
Brunton Park is a large venue close to the city centre, which makes it an ideal location for industry events such as conferences and exhibitions. The stadium's facilities provide room for as many as 120 people, with up to 100 guests being able to enjoy food at a formal, sit-down event. There's a well-stocked bar and a number of modern meeting suites, which feature AV equipment and WiFi. There's free parking and catering facilities to provide refreshments.
Hotels near Brunton Park
Whether you're in town for a big game or a conference, you're sure to want somewhere convenient to lay your head when the sun sets. Fortunately, Carlisle is home to some of the best hotels in Cumbria, from guesthouses to B&Bs.
The Ibis Carlisle boasts a stellar central location and astonishing value. There's an on-site restaurant and free WiFi, ideal for business guests. Just down the road, the Hallmark Hotel is an elegant property with an interior finished to a high standard. The Hallmark Hotel offers additional conference space and meeting rooms, for those keen to work during their stay.