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Watched over by the great medieval fortress of Carlisle Castle, Carlisle offers a range of shopping and leisure activities to discover. Be inspired at the Tullie House museum, or if you fancy taking things up a notch with the kids we recommend enjoying an interactive adventure game of laser tag set in a thrilling sci-fi world at Laser Quest!

Considering its long and bloody history it’s remarkable that Carlisle Castle is still standing at all - let alone in such good shape - complete with tower, dungeons, portcullis, moat and keep.

Hexham Abbey Flower Festival

This long weekend sees the Hexham and District Flower Club covering the Abbey in an amazing series of flower displays, around 40 in total!  

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life tells the story of Cumbria’s County Infantry and its soldiers past and present. Telling the intertwined story of 300 years of a British Infantry Regiment through state of the art audio/visual displays and dioramas including a Second World War trench. Find out what life was like for ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things. See the bible that stopped the...

Hexham Abbey

Featuring the original cathedral, an interactive exhibition and visitor centre, plus Refectory Café and gift shop, there is something for everyone at Hexham Abbey. 

Situated in the heart of the city’s historic quarter, Carlisle Cathedral offers a unique experience for all ages. Friendly guides are available to help you make the most of your time. Children will enjoy our Brother Herbert I Spy Mystery Trails.

Discover, explore and enjoy award winning Tullie House, where historic collections, contemporary art and family fun are brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery.

Founded in 2011, The Lane Bar is situated down a solitary Medieval brick lane in the Historic Quarter of Carlisle.

Serving the best local produce to guarantee fresh and tasty dishes, providing guests with the highest quality of dining experience.