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For 500 years, until the English and Scottish crowns were united in 1603, Carlisle Castle was the principal fortress of England’s north-western border with Scotland.

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.

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  • Free entry includes yourself, one other adult and accompanying children (max. 6 under the age of 18)
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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.

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