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Fly to Carlisle Lake District
A vibrant city full of modern shops, pavement cafes and the famous Lake District – Carlisle is a city that has it all. Located 10 miles south of the Scottish border, Carlisle is the largest settlement in the county of Cumbria, with its early history marked by its status as a Roman settlement. It is known as the main cultural, commercial and industrial centre for North Cumbria.
With numerous tourist attractions, there are unlimited opportunities for things to do and see in Carlisle. The Carlisle Cathedral was founded in 1122 and hosts the annual Carlisle Music Festival, as well as Brampton Live, the largest folk festival in the north of England. A few minutes’ walk from the Cathedral is a spacious pedestrianised Greenmarket – a boisterous street with entertainment and Farmers’ Markets, as well as chain stores and many smaller local shops. There is also an annual Food Fair and Continental Market.
Carlisle is also home to the award-winning Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, which brings Carlisle’s history and heritage to life, featuring exhibits showing the history of Roman occupancy of the region. Carlisle Castle once protected the city from invasion since Norman times, and was a temporary prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. It is now open to the public, and hosts a range of events like the Cumberland Show, Carlisle Pageant and Fire Show.
Cumbria where Carlisle Lake District Airport is situated is the home to two World Heritage Sites, Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. With breath-taking views of the lake, you can easily get away from the hustle and bustle of the city too. Discover and explore the Lake District National Park, with plenty to do for people of all age ranges. Here you can cycle, hike, go canoeing, fishing or kayaking, or simply enjoy the serene nature, with England’s most beautiful spots of natural beauty.
If cask ale is your thing, a visit to The Kings Head pub is a necessity. This pub, listed in the Good Beer Guide for the 9th year in a row, is located in the town centre and has ales reputed to have been available as early as the 10th century. Beehive is also a classic pub with an extensive menu of global favourites as well as a pool table and TV with sports.
With its rich history and natural beauty, Carlisle has it all. This is one destination sure to intrigue the visitor, and well worth discovering.
Loganair flies to Carlisle Lake District Airport from Belfast City, Dublin and London Southend.