Carlisle Castle is an informative and fun day out for all the family. Founded in 1092 to protect the historic city of Carlisle, you can hear about the role Carlise castle played in various sieges and battles.
You can also hear about the ghastly prison and grim tales of ther castle’s past, including the infamous “licking stones”, where parched prisoners found moisture to stay alive. There is also a model of the city in 1745, and an exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite rising of that year.
Parking can be an issue in Carlisle with a lot of pay and display car parks close to the castle. This makes free parking very hard to find or alternativly you will have to park on the outskirts of the city and walk in.
Enjoy your visit to Carlisle Castle.