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Things to do in Carlisle

A vibrant, cultural city with a rich heritage and great location

Are you looking for things to do in Carlisle? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.

Known for...   Birdoswald Fort


Did you know...

  • Her Majestys Theatre in Carlisle was the first Theatre ever to be lit by Electricity in 1880.
  • The 1st mainland pillar box went up on Botchergate in Carlisle in 1853.
  • The M6 Motorway Rugby to Carlisle is the longest motorway in Britain at just over 226 miles.



 

  Attractions

Carlisle Castle

English Heritage - Medieval fortress. Great family day out.
Castle Way
Carlisle
CA3 8UR

 

Walby Farm Park

Farm and fun park. Great for all ages.
Walby
Crosby-on-Eden
Carlisle
CA6 4QL

01228573056

Recommended by Stephanie Hall, York

 

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

English Heritage - Well-preserved 15th-century gatehouse, the sole survivor of a small Benedictine priory.
Wetheral
Cumbria
CA4 8ES

 

Merkland Cross FREE

A fine carved wayside cross of the 15th century.
Woodhouse Farm
1 m north of Kirkpatrick Fleming on the B7076.
DG11 3AP

 
 

  Museums

Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

Carlisle's most popular attraction.
Castle Street
Carlisle
CA3 8TP

01228618718

 

Cumbria's Military Museum

Home to the Border Regiment and King's Own Royal Border Regiment.
The Castle
Carlisle
CA3 8UR

01228532774

 
 

  Parks

Bitts Park FREE

Bitts Park is situated in the centre of Carlisle, at the foot of Carlisle Castle with the River Eden forming its northern boundary.
Dacre Road
Carlisle
CA3 8UZ

 

Blackbank Wood FREE

Blackbank Wood, purchased by The Woodland Trust during 1985, is long rectangular woodland located near Longtown.
Longtown
Cumbria
CA6 5LQ

 
 

  Bowling

AMF Carlisle

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Currock Road
Carlisle
CA2 4AS

 

Cumbria Indoor Bowls Club

Indoor Bowls Club.
Viaduct Estate Road
Carlisle
CA2 5BN

01228536218

 

AMF Ten Pin Bowling

Ten-pin bowling centre.
Currock Road
Carlisle
CA2 4AS

08448263013

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Carlisle

Multi-screen cinema.
50 Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1QS

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

The Sands Centre

Theatre, dance, music and comedy. Multi-purpose venue.
The Sands
Newark Terrace
CA1 1JQ

01228625625

 
 

  Live Music

The Brickyard

Intimate live music venue.
14 Fisher Street
Carlisle
CA3 8RN

01228512220

 
 

  Golf

Eden Golf Club

Golf Club.
Crosby-on-Eden
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA6 4RA

 

Carlisle Golf Club

Golf Club.
Aglionby
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA4 8AG

 

Brampton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Brampton
Cumbria
CA8 1HN

 

Silloth On Solway Golf Club

Golf Club.
Silloth on Solway
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA5 4BL

 
 

  Leisure centres

DW Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Currock Road
Carlisle
CA2 4AX

08443725359

 

Bannatyne

State of the art health and fitness club.
50 Kingstown Road
Carlisle
CA3 0AD

01228406800

 
 

  Paintball

Carlisle Paintball

The Carlisle, Cumbria paintball site offers several great paintball game scenarios and game zones.
Hespin Wood
Rockcliffe
CA6 4BN

 
 

  Riding

Blackdyke Farm Riding And Competition Centre

Lessons available for all ages and abilities.
Blackford
Carlisle
CA6 4EY

01228674633‎

 
 

  Laser

Laserquest UK

Laser tag game. Great fun for all ages.
Victoria Viaduct
Carlisle
CA3 8AN

01228511155

 

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