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Carlisle Castle, Carlisle

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Carlisle Castle has played an important role in the history of Carlisle for centuries. Explore this remarkably well-preserved castle's hallway and towers. Discover the dungeons, visit the keep with its model of Jacobean Carlisle, and browse through displays of military weapons, medals, and uniforms at the King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museum. For an informative, closer look at the castle, sign up for a guided tour led by an expert. The castle was first built by William Rufus and has witnessed many attacks over its 900 years of history. A parliament was held here by Edward I during his Scottish campaign in 1306. In 1567 it became a temporary prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. A visit to Carlisle Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Carlisle route builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • I appreciate the effort the staff go through to keep the castle running but at £21 for me and my teenage son the experience was not good value for money for what is practically an empty shell of a... 
    I appreciate the effort the staff go through to keep the castle running but at £21 for me and my teenage son the experience was not good value for money for what is practically an empty shell of a...  more »
  • Took my granddaughter as she had missed out on her school trip, wouldn't of bothered if I had known how disappointing it would be. There is nothing for the children to interact with or learn from, I.....  more
    Took my granddaughter as she had missed out on her school trip, wouldn't of bothered if I had known how disappointing it would be. There is nothing for the children to interact with or learn from, I.....  more »
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  • Amazing place. The front desk staff are super friendly and make you feel like a real customer. Happy and polite and knowledgeable. This place is a must see. You will not be disappointed... Staff amazing
  • Excellent place to visit with lots of history you can touch. A great family friendly historical site with easy access, Military exhibition is absolutely fantastic. Well done English Heritage 🖐️

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