Tullie House Museum
Carlisle's main museum covers the city's past, from Roman foundations to the present day. There's an awesome view of the castle from the...
Carlisle's brooding, rust-red castle lurks on the north side of the city. Founded around a Celtic and Roman stronghold, the Norman keep...
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.
7 The Abbey · interesting places nearby
Carlisle Cathedral information
Built from the same red 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 .