Carlisle Castle and its collection

Carlisle Castle

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.

ENCarlisle Castle - English Heritage

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Visitor information Carlisle Castle

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00


5 – 17£6.90
18 – 64£11.60
Family (1 adult, 3 children)£18.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children)£30.10


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Location & Map

, Carlisle

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