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.

What’s On in Carlisle

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The Rolling Stones

Friday 11th, January 2019
The Rolling Stones have dominated Rock n Roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964. They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the late sixties and early seventies considered by many as their Golden Age.

Their live shows are legendary and The Stones musical legacy is up there with the very best. They’ve recorded some of the most phenomenal Rock n Roll songs of all time – Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Not Fade Away, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up…to name just a few.

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A Viennese Strauss Gala

Sunday 13th, November 2018
Now in its 15th year, and back in the UK by popular demand, with a sparkling new anniversary production.
World on Stage bring you A Viennese Strauss Gala but now a new production of this ever popular Show. Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, reminding you of a bygone age of glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes. The Show features highlights from some of the great Operettas of the Strauss family, Kalman and Lehar; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more.

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Islands In The Stream

Friday 18th, January 2019
Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty!
This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream.

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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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