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A city that changed hands several times in battles between the English and the Scotts and your first city since Newcastle. Quite a bit smaller than the latter, it also has an interesting castle and cathedral. Other assorted buildings of historical interest like the Old Town Hall are made of fine red sandstone. Beer fans will not want to miss out a couple of drams, as this is the centre for the Theakstone’s Brewery. See the Tullie House Museum for a fine collection of Roman remains. The inner city has been pedestrianised making exploration enjoyable around the market square.
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A family run hotel, situated just 10 minutes walk to Carlisle City Centre and foundations literally on Hadrians Wall!. Facilities include free WiFi, informal evening dining, fully licensed, & free parking. This large Victorian town house dates back to the 1850’s, so has plenty of charm and character, retaining many original features. It has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment ensuring guests have all the modern facilities they require during their stay. All bedrooms are tastefully styled and furnished, including flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and fully refurbished en-suite bathrooms.
Location and supplementary information[view map] On the A7 Scotland Rd at Junction with Etterby St. Half a mile north of River Eden.
Distance from path: On route
OS reference: NY 400571
2 single ensuite rooms
4 double ensuite rooms
4 twin ensuite rooms
1 family ensuite room
Last updated: 2/10/2017
Carlisle City Hostel
36 Abbey Street, Carlisle Cumbria CA3 8TX
Property type: Youth Hostel Accreditations: Not Classified
Carlisle City Hostel is the city’s only independent hostel for backpackers, walkers, cyclists and tourists. We have clean and comfortable rooms with a total of 20-22 beds ready for you to rest your weary head after a day of sightseeing, shopping, walking, cycling or enjoying many of the other activities Carlisle and the surrounding area has to offer. There is a communal kitchen for you to prepare your own dinner and breakfast and perhaps make a packed lunch for your onward journey. There is a fridge available along with free tea and coffee. We also have cycle & bag storage in the large cellar.
OS reference: NY 39665 55996
Last updated: 12/31/2015
Hazeldean Guest House
Orton Grange, Carlisle Cumbria CA5 61A
Property type: Guesthouse Accreditations: Not Classified
Hazeldean Guest House near to historic Carlisle makes an ideal base to visit the Northern Lake District and the West coast, with Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders only a short distance to the north of the city.
We are pleased to welcome walkers and cyclists. We are conveniently situated on the popular Border Reiver walkers path and close to the Cumbria Way cyclists route. We have a secure lock up for bicycles and we can provide a drying area with ironing facilities if required.
Distance from path: 2 miles
2 double ensuite rooms
1 single room (shared facilities)
2 twin rooms (shared facilities)
Last updated: 9/16/2015
33 Victoria Place, Carlisle Cumbria CA1 1HP
Property type: B & B
An imposing town house offering informal, comfortable, high standard accommodation only a short walk away from the excellent town centre with its fine variety of shops, restaurants, pubs, the cathederal castle and the award winning Tullie House Museum. Also close by are Stony Hoolme and Swifts golf course, Sands sports and leisure complex and the splendid River Eden.
OS reference: 406561
1 single ensuite room
3 double ensuite rooms
2 twin ensuite rooms
2 family ensuite rooms
Last updated: 2/17/2017
Old Brewery Residences, Bridge Lan Caldewgate Cumbria CA2 5SR
Property type: Youth Hostel
Stay in an award-winning conversion of the former Theakston’s Brewery. These Halls of Residence offer comfortable rooms just a few minutes’ walk from Carlisle’s city centre and historic castle. Also within easy reach are The Cumbrian Way, Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District. 48 Hours notice must be given if meals are required.
Last updated: 8/9/2006
1 Botchergate, Cumbria CA3 9DG
Cafe, Snack Bar & Tea Room.
Sherpa drop off point for luggage by prior arrangement.
Howard Lodge is a friendly family run Victorian guest house located a short walk (approx 0.25 miles) from Carlisle city centre and all its attractions which include Carlisle Castle and cathedral and the award winning Tullie House museum. There is also a good selection of bars, restaurants and shopping facilities.
Walkers and cyclists catered for. Excellent breakfasts. Car parking available.
This brand new hotel in the centre of Carlisle is ideally located for shopping, eating out and exploring the wealth of attrations in the area. Excellent value for money and a warm welcome awaits.
Room only. Breakfast extra.
Last updated: 12/31/2015
Milton Hilltop Hotel
London Road, Carlisle CA1 2PQ Fax: 1228529255
Property type: Budget Hotel
The Milton Hilltop Hotel is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful Lake District and the Scottish Borders. The hotel is located only a few minutes from Carlisle city centre, providing visitors with an array of interesting shops, museums and markets to visit.
Location and supplementary information[view map] Easily accessed (junction 42) from the M6 Motorway and located just 1.5 mile from the City Centre, the Swallow Hilltop Hotel is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful Lake District and the Scottish Borders.