Historic Carlisle

Historic Carlisle


Carlisle City's historic quarter


  • Start the route from any point and follow it at your leisure.


  • Bitts Park
  • Carlisle Castle (English Heritage)
  • Luguvalium, the site of the roman fort at Carlisle, lies partly buried beneath the castle keep
  • Carlisle Cathedral
  • Carlisle Citadel
  • Guildhall Museum
  • Rickerby Park
  • River Eden and riverside parkland
  • Sands Leisure Centre
  • The Lanes Shopping Centre
  • Town Walls
  • Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Nearby attractions

  • Bewcastle Cross and Church
  • Carlisle Racecourse
  • Gretna Green (shopping outlet)
  • Houghton Hall Garden Centre
  • Lanercost Priory (English Heritage)
  • New Mills Trout Farm (Brampton)
  • Solway Aviation Museum (Carlisle Airport)
  • Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Stony Holme Golf Course
  • Stanwix (Petrianum) Hadrian’s Wall fort and settlement (Grid Ref: NY401571)
  • Talkin Tarn Country Park (near Brampton)
  • Walby Farm Park (Crosby)


Download: Romans in Cumbria leaflet

Route image: 
Route type: 
1 1/2 miles
Estimated walk time: 
1 hour for walk plus browsing time
Suggested start/finish: 
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery (Grid Ref: NY 398 560)
Tourist information: 
Carlisle Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01228 625600
Public transport: 
Tyne Valley Railway Line to Newcastle; Terminus of the Settle to Carlisle Railway; AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus (between Easter and October); 685 bus to Newcastle; Local buses for Cumbria and southern Scotland.
Ordnance Survey Map: 
Explorer 315 Carlisle
Places to eat and drink: 
Carlisle Cathedral (Prior’s Kitchen); Tullie House (Garden Restaurant); Sands Leisure Centre café; plus many other cafés, pubs and restaurants in Carlisle
Other walks in this area: 
Rickerby Park in Carlisle. (Enquire at Tourist Information Centre)
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