A city steeped in history and heritage, yet with plenty to excite 21st century families, Carlisle offers residents the best of both worlds.
Carlisle has been of significance since its founding as a Roman settlement, established to serve the forts on Hadrian’s Wall and later, during the Middle Ages, because of its proximity to Scotland, it became a military stronghold.
The city of Carlisle is located at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril. It is 10 miles south of the Scottish border and it is the urban capital of the county of Cumbria. It is close to two areas of outstanding natural beauty, the Solway Coast and the North Pennines. Not to mention that it’s also within easy reach of the Lake District and Northumberland National Parks.
Carlisle today is the main cultural, commercial and industrial centre for north Cumbria. It is home to the main campuses of the University of Cumbria and a variety of museums and heritage centres. The city centre is largely pedestrianized and the Lanes shopping centre is home to around 75 stores.
Main road links include the M6 motorway (North and South) and the A69 to Newcastle. Carlisle Citadel railway station is a principal station on the West Coast Main Line with trains available to all corners of the UK. The nearest international airport is Newcastle Airport.