Carlisle Journals

Carlisle: The great border city

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A travel journal to Carlisle by jipp05

Quote: Carlisle the main city in Cumbria.

The Citadel, Carlisle

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Attraction | "A fascinating insight into history"

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As you leave Carlisle train station the first thing you will notice is the cities citidel. The two large oval towers are the entrace into the city centre and they completely dominate the area due to their size and impressiveness.The original citadel was demolished and the towers that stand there today were built in 1810 by the architect Sir Robert Smirke.Although the towers are an impressive sight and lend themselves well as a tourist attraction until fairly recently they were in use with the west tower hlding the cities criminal courts and the east tower holding the civil courts. The cours have now been moved and visitors interested in finding out more about the citadel are able to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 23, 2011

The Citadel, Carlisle
English Street
Carlisle, England

Carlisle Cathedral

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Attraction | "Small but beautiful Cathedral "

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Carlisle Cathedral may be small, in fact it is one of the smallest Cathedral's in the whole og the UK but this certianly doesn't take away from the beauty of it. Its situation just outside the main shopping area of the city is lovely especially in summer when there are always people sitting on the grass outside it enjoying the sun. The grounds on which the Cathedral stands also house a partially ruined abbey, a small cemetary and some houses and the complex looks like a small old fashioned village in the countryside and really is lovely. The Cathedral itself is a stunning piece of architeqture and has been standing for 900 years so it has plenty of fascinating history some of w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2010

Carlisle Cathedral
7 The Abbey
Carlisle, Cumbria, England CA3 8TZ
44(0)1228 548151

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

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Attraction | "A fascinating insight into a bloody past "

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Tullie House museum and art gallery is a lovely little museum in Carlisle that is so often overlooked by visitors to the city which is a shame as it has some interesting exhibits about the history of both the City and the surrounding area. It is located directly across from the Castle with a very busy road seperating the two. The council have come up with two clever ways of joining the cities two main attractions and that is by way of the specially commissioned millenium bridge or the much more fun and interesting underground walkway. The undeground walkway is a must regardless of whether or not you are visiting the castle also as here is where you will find the large cursing stone w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2010

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Street
Cumbria, England CA3 8TP
+44 (0)1228 618718

Gallo Rosso

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Restaurant | "Sophisticated Italian restaurant "

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For a small city Carlisle has quite a few good restaurants but my favourite one has to be Gallo Rosso. Although it describes itself as an Italian resaurant Gallo Rosso is a little more sophisticated than the usual Italian restaurants I go to and there is no pizza to be found on the menu here. For a special meal Gallo Rosso for me can't be beat.To get to the restaurant you will either need to drive or else ge a taxi as it is located slightly outside of the actual city. There is a huge car park with more than enough room for your car even if the restaurant is filled to capacity. The building itself is large and detached and is quite impossing and impressive. Whe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2010

Gallo Rosso
Park House
Carlisle, England 6 5
01228526037

Ashbourne House Guesthouse

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Hotel | "A welcoming stay "

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I visit Carlisle regularaly and whenever I do I try to book into my favourite B&B. It isn't the most convinently located B&B or the the one with the best facilities but the level of customer care I recieve whilst staying there more than makes up for that. The B&B is called Ashburne house and it is located on Lazonby Terrace which is about a 15 minute walk into the city centre and about 10 minutes to the bars and clubs of Botchergate. There is no car park but you can park on the pavement outside the house and the good thing about this is that it is not in a permit are which for Carlisle is great as a lot of the city is now permit only. The B&B is housed in a lovely vic...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2010

Ashbourne House Guesthouse
11 Lazonby Terrace
Carlisle, England
01228 523500

Ibis Hotel Carlisle

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Hotel | "Decent central hotel"

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I used to live in Carlisle up north in Cumbria and I still have many friends who live there so I go up to visit often.I usually choose to stay in a bed and breakfast that im familiar with as the service there is so good but on the occasions it's fully booked I will book myself into the Ibis.Now to anyone familiar with the ibis brand the one in Carlisle is pretty much the same as every other Ibis in the country which is somewhat comforting as you know what to expect. There is a 24 hour reception with a bar attached to it and a dining room where you can get meals and the breakfast is served. Then there are lifts to the different floors opposite the reception desks.The rooms...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2010

Ibis Hotel Carlisle
Portlands, Botchergate
Carlisle, England CA1 1RP
01228 518 000