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Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020
Budget-minded travellers will find good deals in Carlisle, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene and top-notch restaurants. Welcoming and walkable, this city attracts tourists with its cafes and cathedrals. Top sights around the area include The Sands Centre and Hadrian's Wall.
Cultural venues in the city include The Sands Centre, Carlisle Guildhall and Tullie House Museum and Gallery. The city is notable for its cathedrals and landmarks like Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle Castle, and Carlisle Racecourse. The picturesque setting of Bitts Park and Watchtree Nature Reserve exemplify the city's natural beauty.
Top places to see around the area include Ullswater, 21.9 mi/35.3 km from the heart of the city, and Housesteads Roman Fort, which is 25.3 mi (40.8 km) away.
If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Carlisle Station, Dalston Station or Wetheral Station. Carlisle might not have as many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.