Standing proud in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory. It has withstood many sieges, held captive royal prisoner, and been home to the King's Own Royal Border Regiment.
Explore the medieval castle rooms, discover a turbulent history with the exhibition, and walk some of the castle walls. We're also home to Cumbria's Museum of Military Life.
From 23rd May - 8th July 2018, we're hosting Poppies: Weeping Window, by artist Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, here at the castle. Come along to see the sculpture in its final year of the 14-18 NOW UK-wide tour. #PoppiesTour
Before Your Visit:
Admission to the castle is free from 23rd May - 8th July 2018.
The castle is open every day, 10am - 6pm.
If you're driving, follow AA signs to find parking at the Devonshire Walk Car Park (CA3 8UL). Please note that there is no parking at the castle during this time.
Blue Badge parking is available at the Devonshire Walk Car Park. The car park is a short, four minute walk (0.2 miles) from the castle.
Dogs on leads are welcome to come along too.
There's a marquee inside the castle grounds serving hot and cold drinks, along with snacks and light refreshments.
You'll find an area for quiet contemplation within the castle if you'd like to reflect on your experience.
We're currently experiencing very busy mornings at the castle. If you're looking to appreciate Weeping Window at a slightly quieter time, we would recommend coming along in the afternoon.
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