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Below is a list of Attractions in and around Carlisle with Websites, Photos, Phone Numbers, Information and links to Maps and Reviews.

The Carlisle Attractions are listed by closest to Carlisle.

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Carlisle Town Hall
Carlisle Town Hall is at the City Centre overlooking the large Market Square. The Town Hall was built from the 1700s. There is an Information Centre in the hall for information on the area with maps. The area around the hall has some excellent shopping. Phone: 01228 598 596.
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Guildhall & Museum
The Guildhall is situated next to the Town Hall. This is the only Medieval house left in Carlisle, of a timber frame design. The museum is up stairs covering the eight Trade Guilds of Carlisle such as Butchers, Merchants, Shoemakers, Skinners, Smiths, Tailors, Tanners and Weavers. Phone: 01228 618 718.
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Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral is situated next to the Town Hall in the centre of Carlisle. The Cathedral was built from 1122, it is now one of the top attractions in the city for photos, drawings and paintings. Free entry. Phone number 01228 543 251.
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Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
The museum is situated on Castle Street, a short walk north of the Town Hall, close to Carlisle Castle. Covering fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. Also covers the Roman period and wars between England and Scotland. There are also a number of interactive attractions for children. Tel: 01228 618 718.
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Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle is situated a few hundred yards north of the Town Hall. The castle was built from the 1100s and has been involved in a number of wars between the English and Scots. An interesting place to explore, has an entry fee. Tel: 01228 591 922.
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Bitts Park & Urban Adventure
Bitts Park is situated behind Carlisle Castle with a Tennis and Recreation Area, Ice Rink, and Urban Adventure with activities for all ages. Urban Adventure Tel: 0845 519 1782.
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South side of Carlisle centre

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Citadel Carlisle
The twin towers of the Citadel are situated about 300 yards south of the town hall by the train station. They were built in 1810 to be used for courts and a prison. The earlier entrance here from the 1100s was named Botcher Gate. One of the towers is now often open to the public. This is one of the top photo spots in Carlisle. Phone number 01228 606 060.
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Vue Cinemas
The Cinema is situated a short walk south of the Citadel on Butchergate, with 7 screens and around 1,647 seats, showing all the latest films. Tel: 0871 224 0240.
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Aztec Soft Play
Situated on Crown Street a short walk south of the Citadel. A large assortment of soft play areas for children. There is also a Bistro for children and adults. Tel: 01228 592 002.
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AMF Bowling
Situated about half of a mile south of the Citadel on Currock Road. A large Bowling venue also with amusements, restaurant and bar. Tel: 0844 826 3013.
Website . Map/Reviews CA2 4AS

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Eden Rock
Eden Rock is situated about one and a half miles southeast of the Citadel on Brunel Way. A large modern climbing centre with climbs to suit all ages and abilities. Tel: 01228 522 127.
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Outside Carlisle

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Carlisle Racecourse
Situated about 3 miles south of Carlisle centre on Durdar Road. Many horse race meetings throughout the year with flat in summer and jumps in winter. Tel: 01228 554 700.
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House of Malt
Situated 5 miles west of Carlisle. Whisky from around the world for sale and tasting's, also craft ales and glassware. Tel: 01228 576 215.
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Watchtree Nature Reserve
Situated 8 miles west of Carlisle. The reserve has walks, orienteering trails, bird hides and cafe, open daily 9am – 4:45pm, Free entry - Donations appreciated. Tel: 01228 712 539.
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Longburgh Pool
Situated 6 miles west of Carlisle. A Luxury Heated Indoor Swimming Pool that can be hired for exclusive use with views across the Solway Estury. Tel: 01228 576 435.
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East of Carlisle in Hadrian's Wall country

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Walby Farm Park
Situated 4 miles northeast of Carlisle. Farm animals, kids JCB digger, electric quads, mini land rovers, go carts and many events. Tel: 01228 573 056.
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A World In Minature Museum & Houghton Hall Garden Centre
Situated 4 miles northeast of Carlisle centre. One the world's top three collections of quality 1/12 scale copies of antique furniture, paintings and china in beautiful room settings. Tel: 01228 400 388.
Website . Map/Reviews CA6 4JB

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Solway Aviation Museum
Situated 8 miles northeast of Carlisle at Carlisle Airport. A collection of aircraft and displays with the leading British aircraft at the dawn of the jet age. Normally open Friday to Sunday and holidays. Tel: 01228 573 823.
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Scaleby Hill Vintage Motor Bike Museum
Situated 8 miles northeast of Carlisle. Mike Barry's Museum at Scaleby Hill allows you to view the bikes up close and get information from the restorer himself, free, donations appreciated. Phone: 01228 675 117.
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Talkin Tarn Country Park
Talkin Tarn Country Park is situated 9 miles east of Carlisle, 2 mile south of Brampton on the B6413 Castle Carrock road. The 65 acre lake is set in 120 acres of farmland and woodland, popular for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, hire a wooden rowing boat, or hire a mountain bike.
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Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory is situated about 12 miles east of Carlisle, close to the start of Hadrian's Wall. The earliest parts of the priory are from the 1100s, some parts can be visited free, and other for a fee. There is a cafe at the priory and walking, biking trails. Phone number Tel: 0370 333 1181.
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Birdoswald Roman Fort & Hadrian's Wall
Situated about 16 miles east of Carlisle. Birdoswald is the closest Roman Fort to Carlisle, also with one of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall, a good section to walk. Visit the wall free, museum & fort has an entry fee.
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Kirklinton Hall & Gardens
Situated 10 miles northeast of Carlisle. A 1600s mansion now in ruin, with 14 acres of gardens and grounds to explore with a Fairy garden and camping available. Small entry fee. Tel: 01697 748 850.
Website . Map/Reviews CA6 6BB

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Bewcastle Church & Cross
Situated 18 miles northeast of Carlisle, St Cuthbert's Church at the remote area of Bewcastle contains the Bewcastle Cross from the 600s, said to be the oldest sundial in Britain.
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The Eden Angler
Guided fly fishing and tuition for Trout and Grayling on the Rivers Eden, Eamont and Lowther in Cumbria, also guided boat or bank fly fishing trips and lessons on Ullswater and Haweswater. Tel. 01228 402 691 Mobile. 07957 256 051.
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