The town of Carlisle lies in the county of Cumbria and is at the meeting point of three rivers – the Eden, Caldew and Petteril. The town had originally been created as part of the fortifications along the Roman Hadrian’s Wall. Over time, it became a major industrial centre, a characteristic that it still displays today. Known as “The Border Town”, Carlisle is home to the University of Cumbria while Carlisle Castle is a major historical site in the town. The Citadel and Guildhall Museum are also important landmarks in the area.
The town boasts a thriving commercial scene following on from its rich industrial past. Business consultants and furniture manufacturers work alongside engineering firms and graphic designers in the area. There are software developers and website design companies as well as law firms and accountants in shared offices around Carlisle. Carr’s of Carlisle has a manufacturing facility running in the area as does Metal Box. Eddie Stobart Ltd. has its company headquarters in Carlisle.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Carlisle is a major hub for entertainment. There is live music on offer at Sands Centre Sports Hall, which is also host to other live events including stand-up comedy and theatre. The Stanwix Arts Theatre is the ideal venue for theatre-lovers. There are also plenty of pubs for those looking for a relaxing drink or a lively watering hole. Lake District has some wonderful restaurants and is just a short distance from Carlisle. There are places like L’Enclume, Sharrow Bay, Holbeck Ghyll and The Samling, all Michelin-starred, in the area while Bari is a popular eatery serving a variety of European cuisine.
Carlisle is connected to the rest of England via the M6 motorway, while the M74 & A74 take commuters towards Glasgow, Scotland. The A6, A595 and A69 also connect drivers and transport services to and from the town. Carlisle Citadel Railway Station is a major stop along the West Coast Main Line while Newcastle Airport and Manchester Airport are the closest links to national and international air travel from Carlisle.