‘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 January
25 Chinese New Year
13 Celtic Eucharist

to 26 Jan Cultures Collide
to 1 Mar Photography Coming Out
to 1 Aug Photography Carlisle over 140 Years
25 Jan (to 26 Apr) Culture Treasures of China

‘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