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Last modified: March 02, 2004
Cathedral City on the Border
Carlisle on the M6 Motorway at the North end of Cumbria on the Scottish Border is a historic City, worthy of a visit at anytime of the year and perfectly located for a restful few hours or stopover while en-route North or South.
In the grounds of St
Cuthbert’s Church is a 15th century Tithe Barn and the Sallyport
Stairs which was a secret entrance in the west wall of the city latterly used
for smuggling past the city Gate Toll Booths.
During the First World War in 1916 the Brewery and all
the Public Houses were acquired by the government to control the excessive
drunkenness of the munitions workers that worked in the weapon’s factories at
Carlisle Castle is a
Medieval Fortress of Red stone built by William II after bring to an end 200
years of Scottish Rule in 1092, which was followed by centuries of conflict
during which it changed hand again twice.
The Tullie House is a Jacobean structure now used as a Museum and Art Gallery, not forgetting Carlisle’s Cathedral founded in 1122 with its many stained glass windows. All can be seen on a short walk from the car park below the Castle in the centre of the city, just a few minutes from the hustle of the M6 Motorway.
The Archbishops Curse
Self Catering at Castle Carrock near Brampton
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