This tiny museum occupies one of Carlisle's oldest buildings, built for the city's trade guilds during the 15th century. It's currently...
Tullie House Museum
This museum ranges through the city's past, from its Celtic foundation through to the development of modern Carlisle. The highlight is...
Carlisle's brooding, rust-red castle lurks dramatically on the north side of the city. Founded around a Celtic and Roman stronghold, the...
A less hectic alternative to Botchergate's pubs. DJs and comedy nights are held regularly.
Prior's Kitchen Restaurant
Carlisle's best place for traditional afternoon tea is in the cathedral's fratry, once used as a monk's mess hall.
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Carlisle Cathedral information
Built from the same scarlet sandstone as the castle, Carlisle's cathedral began life as a priory church in 1122, and became a cathedral when its first abbot, Athelwold, became the first Bishop of Carlisle. Among its notable features are the 15th-century choir stalls, the barrel-vaulted roof and the 14th-century East Window, one of the largest Gothic windows in England. Surrounding the cathedral are other priory relics, including the 16th-century Fratry and the Prior's Tower .