Members of CSSC benefit from a great range of discounted and free days out and shopping vouchers.
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 a 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.
FAQs and safety guidelines
English Heritage have put together an FAQs page, which contains the answers to a large number of queries. A number of safety measures have also been implemented at sites which can be viewed on the English Heritage website.
- Present your CSSC membership card along with photo ID to gain free entry to participating sites. Our partner may have limited internet coverage, so tap on your digicard before setting off. It will stay live on your phone for three days.
Enjoyable few hours, could do with some activities etc to keep kids interested, hidden characters etc. My wee one still loved exploring but would have loved a treasure hunt, or find the hidden characters quest or similar. Parking at side easy to access and free after 3pm.
A lovely few hours spent exploring the castle, my four year old loved exploring.
Free entry for a family of 4, perfect! Small castle so am grateful not to have paid full price. Def worth a visit though.