Curious About Carlisle
Have fun discovering Carlisle with two quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
Are you curious about Carlisle? Looking for a safe, fun & unusual activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Carlisle a fascinating place to explore!
You’ll get detailed directions, a map, clues (with answers in the back!), and some interesting snippets about the history of Carlisle and the people that have shaped it.
Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to use instantly on your mobile device or to print at home) from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/carlisle.html and explore in your own time.
Walk 1: City Centre (1.5 miles)
From Carlisle’s bustling station this walks winds you round The Citadel, an ancient gateway to the south. Then it’s up the city’s main, pedestrianised thoroughfare, past Carlisle Cross and the Old Town Hall into a modern shopping mall with hidden treasures. Loop back past the Old Fire Station and a Victorian Market Hall to the Guildhall. Walk beside the city walls, then arrive at the cathedral, a wondrous beauty to behold.
Walk 2: Cathedral, Castle & Bitts Park (1 mile)
Enjoy the fascinating grounds of Carlisle Cathedral, then visit some typical streets where John Wesley once preached. Walk by the famous Tullie House Museum before crossing its gardens and pleasing courtyards – a beautiful space in the heart of the city. Next, be careful, as you encounter the infamous Cursing Stone before passing Carlisle Castle to end at a delightful park, where you can walk, play or watch the world go by!
Both walks are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
Daily, daylight hours.
£7.49 – instant download to print or to your mobile device
£7.99 + P&P – Printed booklet, posted out first class
Advance purchase e
Carlisle City Centre Starts: Carlisle Railway Station, Court Square Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1QZ
Tue 8 Dec 2020