Carlisle Castle (English Heritage)
Wander the passages of this medieval fortress and discover nine centuries of bloody warfare across the Anglo-Scottish border. Learn about its role in sieges, its history of sieges and its connections with Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. See the elaborate carvings of prisoners in a small cell, and discover the 200-year history of Cumbria's infantry regiment in The Border and King's Own Royal Border Regimental Museum.
Museum, Castle or defences
1-31 Oct daily 10am-4pm, 1 Nov-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
- English Heritage
Guided tours (available at peak times at a small extra charge; groups please pre-book).
Medieval Castle Life - Family Fun Trail
Seek out the colourful trail markers of all the different people that would live and work in a medieval castle. A fun trail for all the family.
- Family friendly