Carlisle Certificated Locations

Carlisle is situated in Cumbria, just ten miles south of the border with Scotland, which led to its nickname: The Border City.

It's the largest settlement in the county, but it also has a relatively compact historic centre, which makes it excellent for visitors to explore.

There are so many attractions that you'll be spoilt for choice, from Carlisle Castle with its military museum and the awesome cathedral, to the semi-intact city walls and Tithe Barn that dates all the way back to the 1470s.

Aside from the various other museums and art galleries, there are around 75 shops at which to enjoy some retail therapy in the Lanes shopping centre - and pubs, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets.

Carlisle boasts a range of year-round events, including the annual Music Festival within the cathedral, Carlisle Fringe in August and the Carlisle Food Fair, which is also in mid-summer.