Holidaymakers keen to get away from it all and unwind often head for the north-western county of Cumbria. Tucked away in the far corner of England, the county has a peaceful atmosphere to it. Undoubtedly the main attraction of Carlisle is the Lake District, which is equally popular with families and keen ramblers. The vibrant city of Carlisle is another highlight, home to a number of fascinating historical attractions. Carlisle Guildhall is one of the city's most popular sites. Located in the heart of the city, the Guildhall is easily reached from the city's many hotels.
A Magical Ancient Monument
Carlisle Guildhall is the oldest building in the city centre, dating back to the 14th century. The Grade I listed ancient monument has been lovingly restored, using accurate materials and historical documents. What used to house a number of local businesses (from butchers and shoemakers to merchants and weavers) now serves as a fascinating museum of civic history.
The museum is packed with artefacts of Carlisle's past, including several pieces of Guild silver. Kids aren't forgotten either, as there's a large dressing-up box filled with fun Tudor costumes.
The Heart of an Historic City
Carlisle Guildhall sits right in the heart of this historic city, at Green Market. From here, visitors can walk to all of the city's key attractions, including the castle and cathedral, which both tell further tales of the city's rich history.
The city centre is also packed with great independent shops, and plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy in the evening.
Hotels near Carlisle Guildhall
Thanks to the Guildhall's central location, visitors have their pick of some of the finest B&Bs and hotels in Cumbria.
The County Hotel is a three-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city. There's a good-sized restaurant and bar area where breakfast is served in the morning. There are a handful of meeting rooms and free WiFi throughout for corporate visitors too.
Of course, many holidaymakers who come to Cumbria are lured in by the county's extraordinary natural beauty. If that's what you're after, check out Dalston Hall Hotel, which boasts a peaceful, rural location not far from Carlisle.