©

Carlisle trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Carlisle

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cumbria  /  Carlisle
(3.8/5 based on 4,400+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums, parks
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Historically in Cumberland, it is also the administrative centre of the City of Carlisle borough in North West England. Carlisle is located at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril, 10mi south of the Scottish border. It is the largest settlement in the county of Cumbria, and serves as the administrative centre for both Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council. At the time of the 2001 census, the population of Carlisle was 71,773, with 100,734 living in the wider city. Ten years later, at the 2011 census, the city's population had risen to 75,306, with 107,524 in the wider city.The early history of Carlisle is marked by its status as a Roman settlement, established to serve the forts on Hadrian's Wall. During the Middle Ages, because of its proximity to the Kingdom of Scotland, Carlisle became an important military stronghold; Carlisle Castle, still relatively intact, was built in 1092 by William Rufus, and once served as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. The castle now houses the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the Border Regiment Museum. In the early 12th century Henry I allowed the foundation of a priory in Carlisle. The town gained the status of a city when its diocese was formed in 1133, and the priory became Carlisle Cathedral.
Our United Kingdom (UK) vacation generator allows you to schedule your trip to Carlisle, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Carlisle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Carlisle

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Carlisle:
Nature, museums, trails
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, nature, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Carlisle

12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Carlisle BY A USER FROM IRELAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Chester, Carlisle & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Carlisle BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Carlisle BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Carlisle, Scotland & Sheffield BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Carlisle BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News