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The classic Carlisle Station Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western 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.
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Near Brunton Park
Near Green Market
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.
An independent, family-run hotel in an extended Victorian home, with many impressive original features. Close to Carlisle city centre and the M6 motorway. At the Pinegrove Hotel, each room includes a desk, a TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast.
Near The Sands Centre
Near Green Market
Near Green Market
A 10-minute drive from the centre of Carlisle, this family-run hotel offers excellent home-cooked food, a garden. and views of local landmarks. Vallum House also features a bar, and free parking. Most bedrooms have an en suite bathroom and all boast tea/coffee making facilities, a TV, trouser press, and ironing facilities. The house is situated in a quiet residential area set in its own gardens on the western rim of Carlisle, en route to the Solway coast. From the hotel you can view the Scottish border hills and the line of the Roman Wall. Vallum Hous is only 1.5 miles from the centre of Carlisle and 5 minutes' drive from Carlisle Castle. The Cumberland Infirmary is 0.5 miles from the hotel.
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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.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Carlisle
What are the most booked hotels in Carlisle?Carlisle Station Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is one of the most popular hotels in Carlisle.
If I want to stay in the center of Carlisle, which hotels shall I consider?The best hotels near the center of Carlisle are Crown and Mitre Hotel, County Hotel and Carlisle Station Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western.
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