Carlisle’s History and Heritage
Duration: 2-4 Hours
Opening Times: Everyday (Apr-Oct)/Sat & Sun Only (Nov-Mar)
Carlisle Castle is a magnificent medieval structure that gazes proudly over Carlisle City. Visit and enjoy its long history, views from its keep and the spooky dungeons.
Duration: 5 Mins – 1 Hour
Opening Times: Everyday
Web Address: http://www.carlislecathedral.org.uk/
Carlisle Cathedral was founded in 1122. It has some breath taking features such as its stain glass windows and beautiful painted ceilings. If you are lucky enough to witness its choir preform or just practice well the acoustics are memorable.
Tullie House Museum
Duration: 1 – 4 Hours
Opening Times: Everyday 10am – 5pm (4pm Nov – Mar)
Web Address: http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/
This museum and art gallery which is literally across the road from Carlisle City Hostel has a fantastic permanent exhibition entitled ‘The Roman Frontier: stories beyond Hadrian’s Wall.’ There are Roman artefacts, lots of interesting information and replicas of roman outfits for you to try on and take pictures! There is also a new permanent gallery which explores the deadly world of the Border Reivers and there are also feature galleries which change regularly.
Duration: 30 Mins – 1 Hour
Opening Times: Thursdays only 12pm – 4:30pm (May – 1st Sept 2016)
Web Address: http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/your-visit/guildhall-museum
The Guildhall museum is a Grade 1 Ancient Monument, and one of the four oldest buildings in the City. It houses a museum about the different guilds in Carlisle such as the tanners. A really interesting place if you can catch it when its open.
Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life
Duration: 1 – 2 Hours
Opening Times: Everyday 10am – 5pm
Web Address: http://www.cumbriasmuseumofmilitarylife.org
Carlisle’s newest visitor attraction, telling the 300-year story of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and present. Located in the grounds of Carlisle Castle.
Duration: 30 Min Walk
Opening Times: N/A – Citadel Tours possible see Tourist Information
Web Address: http://www.discovercarlisle.co.uk/lifestyle/attractions/citadel.aspx
The west walls date back to the Roman times, but have been rebuilt and strengthen by different leaders over the year. The wall was built to defend and protect the town and Carlisle City hostel is located behind the wall so sleep soundly on your visit.
St. Cuthbert’s Church
Duration: 5 – 30 Min
Opening Times: Everyday
Web Address: http://www.stcuthbertscarlisle.org.uk/
Built in 1778, but the foundations date back even before St Cuthbert’s visit to Carlisle in 685. Enjoy its unique moving pulpit and fourteenth century window.
Walking and Hiking
Originally built to separate the Romans from the Barbarians by Emperor Hadrian. The wall is so well built that it is now one of the oldest structures in the UK. Walk it, cycle it or just look at its beauty Carlisle City Hostel is a great base to do so as we are located minutes from Hadrian’s Wall walking and cycle paths (route 72). Carlisle City provides good bus services to and from different parts of the wall all year around.
One of the most amazing places in the world the Lake District is a great place to visit all year around. Walk, climb, run, swim or sail what ever way you decide to view this jaw dropping landscape you wont be disappointed. Carlisle City offers bus and train services to the lakes all year around.
Rickerby Park – Carlisle
Duration: 1-2 Hours Length: 3 Miles
Rickerby Park is situated just North of the City Centre and can be easily walked from Carlisle City Hostel. There are some farm animals in the park depending on the time of year and a war memorial. New additions are a stone circle made from all the local stone quarried from the area with information on each and new Hadrian’s Wall Path signs.
DIRECTIONS: Head left out of the front door and over the bridge. Carry straight on with the Castle on your right. Follow the Castle wall into Bitts Park (lovely for sunbathing or a game of tennis/football) and take a right heading for the River Eden ahead. Follow the river all the way past the golf course and playing fields. You will come across a suspension bridge, cross it then head left back along the river on the other side. Cross the River Eden again on the car bridge.
Sport & Leisure
Carlisle has fantastic places to eat. Ranging from Indian to Greek, fast food to gourmet or maybe you would like to sample our local pubs and glitzy night clubs. What ever your interests are we will be happy to recommend some great places.
Sawadee Coconut Thai
Beautiful Thai dishes prepared by Saeng
Wonderful Sicilian food, just a few doors down from us
Woodrow Wilson’s – Wetherspoons
Good old pub grub in a relaxed atmosphere
Our local Indian with exotic meats available
Fantastic mixologist Cam will prepare you a mouthwatering cocktail
Our local, quiz night on Wednesdays & free Jukebox Friday’s
The King’s Head
Good local ales and atmosphere
Sport & Leisure
Independent live music venue
The Old Fire Station
Live music, comedy, poetry and all sorts…
One of Cumbria’s largest venues for entertainment and sport
Carlisle United Football Club
Carlisle’s local Blue Army
Carlisle Race Course
Where the horses go to race
Carlisle’s climbing wall
Fun for all indoors, a laser tag game
Bowling, pool and arcade games
All the latest releases
All prices are for one Adult.