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Carlisle Castle

The Castle, Carlisle CA3 8UR, England
+44 1228 591922
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Carlisle Castle

We got the citadel and the castle mixed up but found the castle eventually. Some rather steep... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Nice visit

Nice little castle, you are able to walk around the ramparts and look across the city. There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stacey S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Castle, Carlisle CA3 8UR, England
+44 1228 591922
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got the citadel and the castle mixed up but found the castle eventually. Some rather steep steps and lots of cobbles so unsuitable for anyone who has difficulty walking but a fantastic place for everyone else and our 9 year old thought it was...More

Thank TiggerandBobby
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice little castle, you are able to walk around the ramparts and look across the city. There are various rooms to visit & plenty of displays explaining he history of the castle and city. The military museum is also on site so you can buy...More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is lots to see here with history of conflict including both the Civil War and Jacobite uprising. Good walk around the walls and exhibitions in the keep

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is steeped in history dating back to the 11th century. Many interesting rooms & exhibits including a military museum (which is extra but recommend getting a combined ticket). Would benefit from having headphones available to give a full commentary.

Thank grumpyolegit
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Carlisle Castle is one of the smaller castles that we have visited so it will probably only take you about an hour or so to do the whole visit but it is worth a look for the history of the castle. In particular, Queen Mary's...More

Thank becca14185
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just spent £19.00 for my wife and me to visit the castle and the Borderers military museum. There is only one part of the castle to see and that is the keep, once you have seen that and have read a little history {there really...More

Thank thebigtrout
Reviewed 4 days ago

Seeing the castle from the road makes you really want to go in and learn about its history. The very friendly person on reception said we didn't want to hear him going on and the guide book would tell us all about it - look...More

Thank Nicola A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked the exhibition showing a timeline of the castle, but think it would benefit from an audio guide. It would help bring the castle to life while exploring the keep. I found some of the signage in the keep a little confusing, but please...More

Thank Magrathea1373
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the castle while on holiday in Carlisle and we really enjoyed ourselves. The castle is well preserved and very informative. It also has an extra little museum that we purchased tickets for. Overall, definitely worth a trip.

Thank gkellywigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Carlisle Castle on the way to our holiday. It was a brilliant place to stop, have a run around and find out some interesting history about the castle and its role in the history of the country. The children loved it -...More

Thank sunandsand204
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22 April 2017|
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Response from Sarah A | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is within walking distance x
Kelly P
19 October 2016|
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Response from jhread | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course, your dog is allowed everywhere except the little cafe.
14 July 2016|
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