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Carlisle Castle, Carlisle

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were on our way south and detoured to the castle. The use of the building in modern times takes away some of the atmosphere that castles tend to generate. If you are in Carlisle and have an English...  read more »
  • We came for a day out to Carlisle on the train and came to the castle, it looks very big from the outside but when you get inside there is not as much to look around as we had thought. Partly because ...  read more »
  • Visited the castle on a sunny Saturday. A warm welcome from the ticket office and off we went to explore. The views are lovely and well worth a visit. 
  • Awsome castle couldnt live without seeing it .
  • Well kept and maintained historical castle. Worth a visit.
  • Awesome it was shut to the public but John was nice enough to give us a little tour considering I came all the way from Australia and I'm leaving the uk tomorrow. You might find me at the Carlisle Castle hotel newtown reminiscing. ...
  • Great re-enactment events and living history.
  • Impressive in size but not one of my favourites. Perhaps the obvious adaptations over the years has meant it has lost some of its original character.
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