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Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery
0.15km from Carlisle Castle
Tullie House has one of the largest purpose-built contemporary art galleries in the north of England, Set in beautiful gardens, Old Tullie House is a Grade I Listed building, and holds collections of fine and decorative art, history human and natural sciences and hosts exhibitions of regional, national and international importance.
0.33km from Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in the city of Carlisle, in Cumbria, in northwest England. It is the seat of the bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle. The building is constructed of red sandstone. Large scale restoration was carried out in 1853-7. The present structure has lost the greater part of its original nave, destroyed by the Scots in the 17th century.
Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
14.3km from Carlisle Castle
The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, situated at the heart of Gretna Green village, is the world-famous, historic home of the anvil wedding and has been at the centre of runaway love, since the Marriage Act of 1754. Audio-visual displays bring to life the drama of Gretna Green runaway weddings and there is also a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artefacts from the days when couples crossed the border to take advantage of Scotland's lenient marriage laws.
17.53km from Carlisle Castle
Lanercost Priory was founded about 1166 by Henry II. When completed in 1220, canons came from the priory in Norfolk, and remained for some 370 years until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, by Henry VIII. The priory is situated at the village of Lanercost, Cumbria, England, within sight of Naworth Castle, with which it had close connections.
The Devils Porridge
17.57km from Carlisle Castle
The Devils Porridge museum commemorates HM Factory Gretna, the nine-mile-long factory where 30,000 workers ‘did their bit’ during the First World War. Learn about the lives of the Border people throughout the Second World War in the Solway Military Coast display. From Evacuees and Dr Barnardo’s Boys staying locally, to the Gretna Bombing and the MOD munitions depot, via RAF Annan and the first nuclear power station in Scotland bringing the museum into the Cold War era.
20.92km from Carlisle Castle
Annan beach is a shingle beach and an important wildlife area. It offers visitors a good chance to stretch the legs whilst enjoying views over the marsh and its wildlife. This rural beach is backed mostly by fields. This beach is perfect for a family day out, and if you’ve got little animal lovers, it’s perfect for trying to spot some wildlife.
22.38km from Carlisle Castle
Gilnockie Tower is a stunning example of a 16th century Scottish pele tower. Built some 500 years ago, it was home to Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie, a notorious Border Reiver. In 1530 this powerful chieftain was hanged by a Scottish king, his story romanticised by Walter Scott. The tower was rebuilt, but was damaged again by English raids in the 1540s, only to be rebuilt again with a new parapet walk, and a beacon stance on the gable.
22.79km from Carlisle Castle
This family friendly Annan museum houses a permanent exhibition on the history of Annan and the surrounding area.A beautiful museum housing a permanent exhibition on the history of Annan and the surrounding area. A fascinating journey through time takes visitors from the prehistoric period up to the era of nuclear fission.
23.49km from Carlisle Castle
Annandale Distillery is a whisky distillery producing single malt Scotch whisky in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.The historic distillery has been through 3 whisky making eras and a period when it was used in farming. It was formerly a Johnnie Walker distillery which closed in 1918.
24.05km from Carlisle Castle
Hadrian's Wall is a stone and turf fortification built by the Roman Empire in northern England to stop attacks by Scottish tribes. There were three legions working on it and in 10 years it was nearly finished. Set amongst the wild beauty of Cumbrian and Northumbrian landscapes, it still impresses today and stands as a testimony to the power and reach of the mighty Roman Empire. Today you can explore the Wall’s rich history and its dramatic landscape at over 20 fascinating sites.
27.99km from Carlisle Castle
Thirlwall Castle is a 12th-century castle on the bank of the River Tipalt, close to the village of Greenhead. Originally a simple tower the proximity of ready prepared stone quarried from Hadrian's Wall allowed the Thirlwall family to build a structure beyond their modest wealth and was doubtless something of a status symbol for a family aspiring to move up the social ladder.
28.01km from Carlisle Castle
Featherstone Castle, a Grade I listed building, is a large Gothic style country mansion situated on the bank of the River South Tyne about 3 miles southwest of the town of Haltwhistle in Northumberland, England. It has played an important role in the battles between the English and the Scots. Originally a 13th-century hall house, a square three-storey pele tower was added in 1330 by Thomas de Featherstonehaugh.
29.4km from Carlisle Castle
Blencathra is one of the most famous of all the Lake District mountains. One of the most northerly fells, it stands proudly over Keswick and was the star of popular documentary Life of a Mountain: Blencathra. There are also lots of options for climbing it, ranging from the challenging to the relatively straightforward. It has six separate fell tops, of which the highest is the Hallsfell Top at 2,848 feet.
Lake District Wildlife Park
30.14km from Carlisle Castle
The Lake District Wildlife Park is set in 25 acres of glorious Lakeland scenery near Bassenthwaite Lake, and has beautiful views of the northern fells, including Skiddaw. You can meet over 100 species - from Anaconda to Zebra, Mandrills and Meerkats to endangered species like Asian Fishing Cats, Gibbons, and Lemurs. One of the iconic attractions in this area.
30.33km from Carlisle Castle
Skiddaw is a beautiful and visually perfect mountain, which is a simple combination of steep smooth flanks and deep shadowy gills; its slopes are covered with a patchwork of bracken, grass, heather, and scree which from hour to hour are in a constant state of flux displaying an infinite variety of hues and tints. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.
Epiacum Roman Fort
30.65km from Carlisle Castle
Epiacum Roman Fort, which is also known by its modern name of Whitley Castle, was built concurrently with Hadrian's Wall. It controlled access along the Maiden Way, an important road connecting that frontier with the wider Roman world, but the primary duties of its garrison would have been to oversee the surrounding lead and silver mines. Unlike most Roman forts that have a "playing-card shape" , Whitley Castle is lozenge-shaped to fit the site.
31.34km from Carlisle Castle
Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by the National Park Authority, is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest. It is the most northerly of the lakes and has no major settlements on its shores. It is often full of sailing boats from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. This Lake is a very important place for wildlife. Hundreds of birds including the osprey migrate to the lake and fish such as Atlantic salmon come to Bassenthwaite Lake to spawn.
Savings Banks Museum
31.47km from Carlisle Castle
Housed in an attractive 18th century building, the museum charts the history of the savings bank movement and the role played by the renowned Rev Henry Duncan DD - minister, author, antiquarian, geologist, publisher, philanthropist, artist and businessman.
33.48km from Carlisle Castle
Whinfell Forest Center Parcs is a 400-acre resort on the edge of the Lake District, with self-catering lodges for up to 8 people, plus a tropical pool area, spa, outdoor adventures, kids playgrounds, and much more. Across the lake, the Sports Plaza offers a full range of sporting facilities for all ages. Whinfell Forest is a great place for wildlife watchers and nature lovers.
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Castle Way, Carlisle CA3 8UR, UK
Carlisle Castle is a great medieval fortress that has watched over the City of Carlisle for over nine centuries. Uncover a fascinating history through lively exhibitions, offering an insight into William Rufus, Mary Queen of Scots, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best-loved landmarks. With an exhibition, a program of guided tours, beautiful medieval carvings, a dungeon, a picnic area, a unique gift shop, and being so close to Hadrian's