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Carlisle Castle, Carlisle

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Carlisle Castle has played an important role in the history of Carlisle for centuries. Explore this remarkably well-preserved castle's hallway and towers. Discover the dungeons, visit the keep with its model of Jacobean Carlisle, and browse through displays of military weapons, medals, and uniforms at the King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museum. For an informative, closer look at the castle, sign up for a guided tour led by an expert. The castle was first built by William Rufus and has witnessed many attacks over its 900 years of history. A parliament was held here by Edward I during his Scottish campaign in 1306. In 1567 it became a temporary prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. Put Carlisle Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Carlisle itinerary maker.
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  • Being a border town means that Carlisle saw much action during the numerous spats with the Scottish,so Carlisle Castle has a great history to it. The fact that it still houses an active regiment makes...  more »
  • An interesting place to visit, however, more needs to be done inside the buildings to provide context to the buildings. There is far too little inside the rooms both in terms of room reconstruction an...  more »
  • First time our yearly event was held at the castle and I have to complement them on the service they gave us. Our venue was fantastic as war the hospitality of the staff whom work there. In case peopl...  more »
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  • This is a well maintained tourist attraction with lots to see and do. The views for the top of the castle walls are amazing. Be sure to wrap up warm in the winter months because some of the dungeons are naturally very cold in the winter months. I'm so glad I paid a visit to carlisle to see this
  • It's ok if you are interested in history and military. A bit expensive for the length of time you spend looking about the place. The most interesting thing I found out is the English stole the Castle from Scotland 😀
  • Good way to kill an hour. Nice old Castle in the middle of town. No airs or graces. Nice views from the tower.
  • Friendly staff and a great castle. Very impressive
  • Great castle to walk around. Never too busy.