Carlisle offers a wealth of historic and modern attractions. In Carlisle’s Historic Quarter, the social and cultural heart of the city, you will find a castle, cathedral and museums. From a strong medieval market town to the present day contemporary city, Carlisle offers a huge choice of attractions to enjoy, including adventure courses, national sporting events, outdoor and indoor recreation, heritage tours, award-winning parks, nature reserves and beautiful open spaces.

Carlisle has many vibrant areas for entertainment and is a magnet for those looking for a lively way to celebrate. Close to the pedestrianised city centre are many unique watering holes with comfy sofas, impeccable food and a choice of real ales and fine wines.

Events

Events

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Attractions

Attractions

Carlisle offers one of the most compact, level and visitor friendly city centres in the country. The Lanes Shopping Centre has over 70 stores with many leading brands along with independent retailers. The award-winning Market Hall, one of the few remaining traditional covered Victorian Markets, has an unhurried feel and an atmosphere all of its own. The city centre also boasts regular Farmers’ Markets offering an excellent choice of local produce and crafts. Whether you’re here for a spending spree or simply want to explore our many craft and countryside outlets, it’s a vibrant and convenient destination.

Events

  • Saturday 18th March 2017 Carlisle Comic Con @ RRC Academy
  • Friday 2nd June 2017 UB40 @ Brunton Park
  • Saturday 3rd June 2017  Olly Murs @ Brunton Park
  • Saturday 8th July 2017 Jess Glynne @ Carlisle Racecourse
  • Saturday 15th July 2017 Bryan Adams @ Bitts Park

What’s On in Carlisle

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Marti Pellow

Wednesday 15th March 2017

The Scottish pop icon and internationally renowned musical theatre star will take to the stage at The Sands Centre on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 7.30pm

Marti will perform a variety of material during the tour including Wet Wet Wet favourites, original material from throughout his solo career including new album tracks, along with a string of music theatre numbers.

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Shakin’ Stevens

Saturday 15th April 2017

The ‘Echoes Of Our Times’ tour will see the UK’s biggest-selling artist of a decade hit the road from Easter next year with the opening night in Carlisle. Shaky will then travel the length and breadth of the country, including London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 2 May, before ending the tour on the 28 May.

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Chas & Dave

Friday 19th May 2017
Over the past two years Chas & Dave have had a new hit album, ‘That’s What Happens’, on Warner Brothers Records; headlined The Royal Variety Show; sold out The Royal Albert Hall London; performed an arena tour with Status Quo; and performed at the VE Day Concert which was televised on BBC TV.

 

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Hadrian’s Wall

English Heritage

Hadrian’s Wall Country stretches across the north of England from the west Cumbrian Roman coastal defences at Ravenglass, through Whitehaven,Workington and Maryport to Bowness-on-Solway, along Hadrian’s Wall through Carlisle to Hexham in Northumberland and on to Newcastle upon Tyne, Wallsend and South Shields.

Unlike many other historic places, Hadrian’s Wall Country has something for everyone – world class archaeology, spectacular landscapes, rare wildlife, complete solitude, vibrant cities, wonderful pubs and a population of friendly and welcoming people.

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The Lakes

Lakes District

The Lake District (or Lakeland, as it’s often known round these parts) is by far and away the UK’s most popular national park. Every year, some 15 million people pitch up to explore the region’s fells and countryside, and it’s not hard to see why. Ever since the Romantic poets arrived in the 19th century.

It’s awash with outdoor opportunities, from lake cruises to mountain walks, but many people visit for the region’s literary connections; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome and John Ruskin all found inspiration
here.

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