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The classic 4-star Hallmark Carlisle is located in the city centre, next to the historic Court Square and close to the train station. Its facilities include a brasserie style restaurant serving British and European classic dishes, and a bar and lounge with a wine and cocktail list. The tastefully decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary toiletries.
Cheap Hotels in Carlisle
A five-minute stroll from Carlisle's Citadel Railway Station will bring you right to our door, where efficient check-in, a friendly welcome and round-the-clock refuelling is waiting - not to mention the most comfortable beds in town. Whether you're with us for business, planning to explore Carlisle's rich history or heading for adventure in the depths of the beautiful Lake District, we're on hand to make sure you're well rested, well fed and well prepared!
Located in Carlisle (Stanwix), Marlborough House is minutes from The Sands Centre and Bitts Park. This guesthouse is within close proximity of Cumbria's Museum of Military Life and Carlisle Castle.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 3 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request irons/ironing boards.Amenities Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.Dining A complimentary breakfast is included.Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.
Hotels in Carlisle
Known throughout the UK as ‘The Great Border City', Carlisle is famous for being a Roman settlement full of rich history and vibrant culture. The main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, this vibrant city is the perfect place for a short city-break or as a stopover between England and Scotland.
Carlisle has a rich Roman history and the settlement built here, known then as ‘Luguvalium', served the forts on Hadrian's Wall, which can be visited nearby.
The city's border location has made for an extremely turbulent past and there were frequent battles between the English and the Scottish for possession. It was held to siege ten times in total – more than any other place in the British Isles. Carlisle Castle was instrumental in the defence of the city and still stands today, an impressive attraction which is fun to visit and educational for all the family.
Carlisle Cathedral is a jewel in the crown of North West England and has stood for almost 900 years. Services are still held in the cathedral, delighting its many visitors. Next to the cathedral is The Prior's Tower which houses a small exhibition in its pele tower.
Tullie House and the Guildhall Museum, housed on the upstairs level of Carlisle's only medieval house, are just two of the myriad of educational and interesting, historical buildings in Carlisle.
Arts and culture
Carlisle is famous for hosting many festivals and attractions throughout the year. Each spring, visitors can delight in the Easter International Market, where a selection of traders from around the world offer a wonderful range of continental foodstuffs.
The Carlisle Great Fair is held in late August each year and is a festival not to be missed. Originally established in 1353, the fair has a stream of decorated floats, an open-air street market complete with Victorian-dressed stallholders and plenty of live music.
Hundreds of rally car enthusiasts descend upon the city during the last weekend of April as the Pirelli Carlisle Rally zooms into town.
Sports and recreation
There's plenty to keep sports fans occupied in Carlisle. The city is home to a racecourse which holds the Cumberland Plate and Carlisle Bell races every year, carrying on a tradition which dates back to the 16th century.
Recent redevelopment of parts of the city has seen a state-of-the-art sports facility built. Providing athletics, football and hockey amenities for local use, and constructed to Sport England standards, including facilities for disabled athletes, the centre is a great asset to the city.
Food and drink
With a myriad of different cuisines available to choose from in Carlisle, there's something to suit every taste. From serene afternoon tea in the Anazao Tearoom and Gallery to traditional home-cooked British fare in David's Kitchen, visitors can enjoy many a tasty meal.
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