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.







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.


  • 23rd June – 30th June – Armed Forces Week
  • 27th June – Carlisle Bell at the Racecourse
  • 07th July – Paloma Faith at Carlisle Racecourse
  • 14th July – Unity Festival
  • 15th July – Race for life

What’s On in Carlisle



Sunday 8th, July 2018

One of the nation’s most loved entertainers came to our screens 20 years ago in the program The Cruise.

Since then Jane has appeared as Grizabella in Cats and stared in many TV shows such as Loose Women, Star for a Night & Cruising with Jane McDonald.

As a singer Jane has released platinum selling albums and toured with her own show, each year better than the last and this year is no exception.

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Soul Legends with special guest Lemar!

Friday 20th, July 2018

Feel the heart. Share the soul. Live the legends.

Whether you’re a Soul Man, a Natural Woman, or just a plain old Sex Machine. Entertainers are delighted to bring you the smash-hit spectacular, Soul Legends, with special guest Lemar!

With two Brit Awards, three MOBO Awards and has sold over two million albums, our special guest Lemar, will be taking you through his legendary songs including, Dance (With You), If There’s Any Justice, It’s Not That Easy, The Way Love Goes, If She knew and many more!

You could be treated to an evening of classics from legends such as Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Wilson Pickett, Chaka

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The Proclaimers Live 2018

It has been 31 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans throughout the World.

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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

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