‘The city centre, where Castle Street meets the pedestrianised precinct that runs from Rickergate in the north to the wonderfully named Botchergate in the south’

Events coinciding with home games in October
to 8 Carlisle Book Festival
12 Tech Fest
12 Sonat Vox Men’s Choir in Concert
19-26 Spooky Castle
2 Carlisle Fireshow

to 6 Oct Fantastic Fairground Factory
to 26 Jan 2020 Cultures Collide
19 Oct (to 5 Jan) JMW Turner: Northern Exposure
19 Oct (to 5 Jan) Rembrandt: Etchings from the British Museum

‘Walkers appeared, moving from left to right and vice versa along its length. The mist parted and to the east the Wall rose to ascend a crag’

What to See
You’ll find accounts of Carlisle’s tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Cumbria. Links to local points of interest include:

Bitts Park
Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Cathedral
Guildhall Museum
Hadrian’s Wall
The Citadel
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery