Local services in Carlisle
Carlisle is a busy industrial and market town with a population of about 70000. It is Cumbria’s capital city, home of Radio Cumbria, Border TV, and a variety of industries including United Biscuits and Pirrelli. It has a long history, well portrayed in the Tullie House Museum, and contains Cumbria’s only cathedral. It is a major railway junction, with routes to Scotland, London, Newcastle, West Cumbria and the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway.
Away from the enticement of historical attractions, there are also plenty of other activities available in Carlisle that will delight visitors of all ages and dispositions. Although it is positioned outside the city centre, Talkin Tarn Park is a popular destination for locals and travellers alike. This expansive and picturesque park features ancient woodlands, farmland and a 65-acre lake – ensuring a wealth of outdoor activities can be enjoyed!
Another highly regarded attraction situated on the outskirts of Carlisle is Walby Farm Park, where family fun – with outdoor activities, animals to befriend and Cumbria’s largest indoor play area – is the order of the day. Exhilarating activities can be further experienced at the Eden Rock, where visitors can attempt rock climbing and bouldering, while the Watchtree Nature Reserve is the ideal place to get away from it all, in a scenic setting. And if you fancy a flutter whilst watching some horseracing, the Carlisle Racecourse is one of the best venues in the region.