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Visitor Attractions And Things To Do When Staying In Carlisle Hotels

Many Carlisle hotels and b&b's are conveniently located not only for exploring historic Carlisle but also the beautiful English Lake District, Eden Valley, the Scottish Borders, and Hadrian's Wall. Whether you're visiting family or friends, business, or pleasure Carlisle has something to offer everybody.

Together with the Town of Carlisle's extent is the Solway Firth, which outlines the western section of this Anglo-Scottish boundary, and thus distributes the city from Dumfries and Galloway, one of the council areas of Scotland.  To know about places to go in Carlisle visit

To the east is the English county of Northumberland; to the south is the district of Eden and into the west and south-west the borough of Allerdale, both in the county of Cumbria.

There are loads of things to do if staying in Carlisle hotels and bed and breakfasts. Advice for a choice can be found under:

Arts, Music, Theatre

High Head Sculpture Valley – Gorgeous life-size sculptures imaginatively displayed in a natural woodland valley

The Sands Centre – Cumbria's premier sports and live arts venue

Stanwix Theatre Situated on the primary campus of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, this 216 seat theater was remodeled in 2000.

Tullie House Museum – Discover Carlisle's Millennium Gallery with its spectacular mixture of traditional and cutting edge works.


Gretna green Story and Blacksmith's Shop – World Famous — become a part of Gretna's romantic history

Cycle Routes

Carlisle and Eden Valley Circular Cycle Route – 112-mile course with shorter loops taking in the beautiful Eden Valley. More details and a Route Guide (#1.50) can be obtained from Carlisle Tourist Information Centre.

The Reivers Cycle Route – This 175-mile route from Tynemouth to Whitehaven, passes through Carlisle before traveling north to the Scottish Borders.