Located near the English-Scottish border, Carlisle is often referred to as the Border City, and is the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in Cumbria.

With a wealth of historic and modern attractions, Carlisle is a popular destination for a short weekend break. It is the perfect location to explore the North of England and greater Cumbria. You’ll find a wide selection of accommodation types to choose from, including some local hotels and B&B’s, though why not spoil yourself and stay in a luxurious Lakeland Spa, perfect to relax and be pampered in.

Marvel at Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is widely regarded as the most important defensive structure built by the Romans in Britain and today still evokes a strong sense of standing on the edge of a great empire. Spanning 86 miles in length and running through Carlisle, there are many wonderful sights to be viewed from the forts and viewing areas. Famous throughout the world, no trip to Carlisle would be complete without taking a day trip to Hadrian’s Wall.

Carlisle Castle is an attraction not to be missed. Standing within Carlisle, this great medieval fortress has watched over the city for over nine centuries and offers a great opportunity to look back in history at the city’s main defence.

Located near the southern edge of the city is Carlisle Citadel, made up of two imposing drum towers. In the 1800’s it is believed the west tower held criminals, whilst the east tower held civil trials.

Take the whole family to the scenic Talkin Tarn Park; with its walking trails it is popular with dog lovers and there’s plenty of green for young children to play in. Throughout the summer months the lake is used for water sports, which are popular during this time.

Visit Cumbria

While staying in Carlisle explore what else Cumbria has to offer. Cumbria had twelve abbeys and priories during the middle ages, as well as four friaries, but today none remain intact. Still, you can take a step back in time and explore the ruins in the popular medieval village of Cartmel.

Explore Cartmel Priory a simple beautiful priory with some great examples of Norman architecture. This large priory in the small village of Cartmel does not disappoint in terms of structure with beautiful carved effigy of a knight and his lady, coupled with interesting wall plaques and floor tomb stones.

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the North Pennines is one of England’s most special locations. Expansive countryside of heather moors and peatlands, with lush green dales as far as the eye can see.

ibis Carlisle – City Centre
ibis Carlisle – City Centre
2 out of 5
Portlands Botchergate, Carlisle, England
The price is £52 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Situated in Carlisle, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carlisle Guildhall, Green Market, and Carlisle Cathedral. Tullie House Museum and ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (965 reviews)
"Staff very helpful and pleasant"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

ibis Carlisle – City Centre
Crown and Mitre Hotel
Crown and Mitre Hotel
3 out of 5
4 English Street, Carlisle, England
The price is £71 per night from 12 Nov to 12 Nov
Situated in Carlisle, this hotel is steps away from Green Market, Carlisle Guildhall and Carlisle Cathedral. Tullie House Museum and Gallery and Bitts Park are ...
4/5 Very Good! (451 reviews)
"We loved the location and we loved the price."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Crown and Mitre Hotel
Crown Hotel
Crown Hotel
4 out of 5
Wetheral, Carlisle, England
The price is £57 per night from 28 Nov to 28 Nov
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Brunton Park, The Sands Centre and St Mary's Church. Bitts Park and Carlisle Castle are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (357 reviews)
"Setting is amazing and peaceful"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

Crown Hotel
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The Old Wool House Apartments
The Old Wool House Apartments
3.5 out of 5
2 Crosby Street, Carlisle, England
The price is £99 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in the heart of Carlisle, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Carlisle Cathedral, Tullie House Museum and Gallery and Bitts Park. The ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Modern and stylish apartment in Carlisle centre
"Lovely clean, stylish and modern apartment in centre of Carlisle. Ideal for a short break."

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021

The Old Wool House Apartments
The Halston
The Halston
4 out of 5
20-34 Warwick Rd, Carlisle, England
The price is £110 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Situated in Carlisle, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carlisle Guildhall, Green Market and Carlisle Cathedral. Tullie House Museum and Gallery ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (64 reviews)
"Convenient location for exploring Carlisle. Car parking, though public, is at the side of the building , a minute walk to reception and a discount for hotel guest. Would stay there again but bring ear plug as one can hear music from the pub, during week-end, till late."

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2021

The Halston
The High-Rise Luxury apartment
The High-Rise Luxury apartment
26 Greenacres, 26, Carlisle, ENG
Situated in Carlisle, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Brunton Park, The Sands Centre and Bitts Park. Carlisle Castle and Tullie House Museum and ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
Nice place in a quiet and peaceful location
"Nice place in a quiet and peaceful location. Great place to stay and explore the Lake District from without paying Lake District prices."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

The High-Rise Luxury apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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