Carlisle Castle
Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle is open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. English Heritage have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member for English Heritage, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. You can find more information on visiting below.

Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history. Even before the medieval castle was begun, this site was an important Roman fortress.

Today, the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best-loved landmarks. With an exhibition, a programme of guided tours, beautiful medieval carvings, a dungeon, a picnic area, a unique gift shop and being so close to Hadrian's Wall, the castle makes for a full family day out.

Cumbria's Museum of Military Life is located inside the castle grounds. Visitors can purchase a joint ticket to both attractions. 

Carlisle Castle is managed by English Heritage. 

English Heritage maintains sites on Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Castle, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, and Corbridge Roman Town. If you would be interested in visiting these multiple sites, or any of over 400 other Historic Places in England for free, English Heritage offers both a temporary Overseas Visitor Pass, and an Annual Membership. Follow the links below for more information; 

To join as an Annual Member: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/join/ 

Overseas Visitor Pass: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/overseas-visitors/ 

English Heritage is happy to announce this site is open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. English Heritage have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member for English Heritage, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. You can find more information on visiting below.

Opening details: 

Open Daily 10am - 5pm - Booking is essential, follow the link to book your time: https://englishheritage.seetickets.com/timeslots/carlisle-castle

Price range: 

With Gift-Aid: Adult: £11.20, Child (5-17 years): £6.40, Concession: £9.60, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £32.10 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £22.00.

Facilities: 
Guide Dogs Permitted
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitor
Accepts major credit and debit cards
Guided Tours Available for Groups
Educational Visits Accepted
Picnic Site
Public transport: 

10 minute walk from Carlisle Train Station

Photos: 
Medieval carvings at Carlisle Castle (English Heritage)
Carlisle Castle
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