Carlisle Castle


The red sandstone of Carlisle Castle is the ideal emblem of the English determination to hold the border during the colourful conflict which dominates its history. This fine fortress comprises a labyrinth of rugged passageways and sturdy stairwells which lead up to the ramparts for a breathtaking view of Carlisle or down to the dungeons. King Edward I held a parliament here. Mary Queen of Scots was held captive here in 1568.

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Bridge Street
  01228 59192

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Opening Times : April 1 - Sept 30 9.30am-5pm; Oct 1 - Mar 20 10am-4pm

Admission Prices : Adult £4.20, concession £3.20, child £2.10

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