Carlisle Castle is in the historic city of Carlisle, Cumbria in England. The castle is more than 900 years old and has taken part in many historical episodes in British history.

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Family Review of Carlisle Castle

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • The castle, originally built in 1092, was the scene of battles, sieges, imprisonment, and more. Just ten miles from the Scottish border, much of its history details struggles between the English and the Scots. Bonnie Prince Charlie captured the castle at one point, and Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. Ask about the famous (and gruesome) "Licking Stones."
  • Guided tours are available at peak times for a modest fee.
  • The site includes not just the castle but also the King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museum and Carlisle Roman Dig where findings from recent excavations are displayed. An average visit is about 1 1/2 hours.

City Centre
United Kingdom
Parking: 9.30am - 5pm Apr-Sep; 10am-4pm Oct-Mar
Price: Adults £4.10, Children £2.10

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 44 01228 591922
Price Information: Adults £4.10, Children £2.10
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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