•• Destination guide: Carlisle ••

We asked our audience to give us the inside tips on Carlisle, where you should go and where to get those one off experiences.

Carlisle is the Capital of Borderland area, serving almost one million people stretched across the Lake District, Galloway Forest and towns and villages stretching almost 180 miles.

0 Share This

Book a room

Carlisle has a varied selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Carlisle Trip Advisor

Carlisle Airbnb


Book a table

Carlisle has something for everyone with a host of new restaurant openings.

Find out more


Things to do

Carlisle has a great range of small to large retail offerings, with some city shops stretching back decades.

The city straddles Hadrian’s Wall (UNESCO site), and boasts a Cathedral and Castle which are both still in use today.

The city also played a strategic role during the two wars, and is the only place in the UK where a State Management brewery system took control of all the pubs.

Find out more


Getting here


Carlisle is one of the most connected railway hubs in the UK with hourly services from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

You can connect from Euston Station in 3 hours 15 minutes on Virgin Trains who operate the West Coast line.

The station is also served by the overnight Caledonian Sleeper which connects to London by the time you wake up.

Find out more



Carlisle connects to buses from London, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayr and Dumfries and the Lake District with frequent services.

Find out more



Carlisle Airport runs flights to London, Dublin and Belfast and is approximately 10 minutes by taxi to the City Centre.
Newcastle is just over 2 hours away.

Find out more

•• Our Partners ••

•• Supported by ••

Carlisle box office: 01228 812 611 | Dumfries box office: 01387 271 820 | book online

Stay up-to-date with all the latest events, news and reviews at Carlisle Fringe.
Join our mailing list and you'll be first in the know...

subscribe me...
twitter facebook instagram

Elektronika is a trading name of Electric Theatre Workshop which is a registered charity number SCO42897.
Registered as a company number SC414600 Big Burns Supper, Carlisle Fringe and Le Haggis are registered trademarks.