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Carlisle & Hadrian's Wall

Discover Carlisle and find yourself on the doorstep of both the Lakes and Hadrian’s Wall Country. Cumbria's only city and just a few miles from the border of Scotland, Carlisle blends 2000 years of history with everything you would expect from a vibrant, 21st century city.

The formidable fortress of Carlisle Castle stands proud over the cityscape, while a packed programme of heritage tours, activities and exhibitions offers the perfect introduction to times gone by on the edge of an ancient empire.

Continue your unique historical adventure on Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most significant monument built by the Romans in Britain.

Back in the city, keep yourself entertained with everything from ice-skating to a round of golf, then take your pick from the countless quality and quirky dining and drinking experiences on offer.

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Carlisle and Hadrians Wall
Carlisle Cathedral


Carlisle is England's biggest city by area and is the official capital of Cumbria. The city sits on the doorstep of both the Lakes and Hadrian's Wall and blends 2000 years of human occupation with everything you would expect from a vibrant 21st century city
Talkin Tarn


Brampton, the main market town and base for exploring Hadrian's Wall, is surrounded by the gently rolling countryside of the Irthing Valley and Geltsdale, leading up to the rugged beauty of the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Wigton Town


Tall Georgian houses lining its streets, an attractive memorial fountain gracing the old market place and an elegant Georgian church all suggest that Wigton was a market town of some importance in days gone by, with its jumble of streets, narrow lanes and alleyways somehow earning it the nickname ‘The Throstle's Nest'.


Explore the formidable fortress of Carlisle Castle or one of the citys museums. Relax at pavement cafes, enjoy one of the many restaurants, take in a show or visit a nightclub keeping you entertained into the early hours.

Middle Eden/Pennines End

Middle Eden/Pennines End

The Middle River Eden gorges lie at the heart of this glacial sculptured, dry stone walled, sandstone cottage, sleepy traditional Cumbrian Village landscape.

Flanked by The Lake District National Park to the West and The Pennines to the East this area of natural beauty and quiet country lanes is one of Cumbria's hidden Gems.

Simmerson Hill high above Castle Carrock and The Kings Forest marks a spectacular end to the Pennine Chain, with views eastwards towards Hexham and Newcastle, Northwards to Hadrian's Wall, Border Reiver (the Debatable Lands) and Scotland, and Westward to the Solway Firth, The Isle of Man and The Lake District.

Middle Eden/Pennines End
The Settle & Carlisle scenic railway runs through the area and stops at Armathwaite and Lazonby giving access to this diverse landscape.

The Tour of Britain cycle route and ancient Scottish cattle droving lanes and paths criss cross the area, while grouse fells, salmon & trout fishing, horse ridding and country pursuits can be enjoyed by visitors throughout Middle Eden.

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Carlisle & Hadrians Wall

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