Carlisle, located in Cumbria, is home to a cathedral as well as an historical fortress. The city is located just ten miles from the border of Scotland and is also quite near the Lake District as well. The cathedral dates back to 1112 and is worth a visit, while Carlisle Castle, dates back to 1093 when it was established to guard the border. Tullie House Museum is another attraction to see, which offers exhibits related to Hadrian's Wall and life on the border. The city is located just north of the Wall, making the historical landmark easily accessible to visitors.
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Carlisle is a city in Cumbria and is just ten miles away from England's border with Scotland. It is the main centre for northern Cumbria and also for parts of southern Scotland.
The city is located at the meeting point of the rivers Eden, Petteril and Caldew and has been an important place for at least the last two thousand years, since as far back as the Roman occupation of Britain. Its castle was built over 900 years ago and has been well preserved since then. The city is often used as a base to explore the nearby Hadrian's Wall, which was built during the time of the emperor Hadrian to keep the Scots out of this part of England. Carlisle also boasts having Cumbria's only cathedral.
Carlisle is home to both a major football team and a rugby league team, so you may want to time your visit to Carlisle to coincide with a game featuring one of these teams. The racecourse is also close to the city and has races all year round, with National Hunt races in the winter and flat races in the summer.
As one of the largest cities in the area, Carlisle is home to a wide variety of shops, including the Lanes shopping centre as well as a large number of smaller boutique shops for those who prefer something less mainstream.
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