Carlisle tourist and travel information

Carlisle tourist and travel information

Carlisle Travel Information

Carlisle Carlisle is located in the northwest of England, just south of the border with Scoland. It is conveniently at the end of the M6 motorway, reached from junctions 42, 43 or 44, all just a few minute from the town centre.


bus and coach travel

Carlisle - Travel by coach Carlisle - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

Travel by train

Carlisle - Travel by train Carlisle - Travel by train - Carlisle has excellent local train services and links to London and the rest of the UK. First North Western trains run along Cumbria's coastline to St Bees at the western end of the Coast to Coast walk. Arriva Trains Northern run local services through Carlisle, with the Trans-Pennine Express route between the east and west coasts via Manchester and Leeds. First Great Western trains run along the north-west coast and into the Lake District. From Carlisle, trains along the coast stop at Maryport, Workington, St Bees, Ravenglass, Bootle, Barrow in Furness, Grange over Sands and Carnforth before rejoining the mainline at Lancaster. Virgin Trains also serve Carlisle providing cross-country services between London Euston and Paddington, the Midlands, north-west England, Wales and Scotland. Carlisle is the northern end of the famous 72 mile Settle-Carlisle Railway. Steam trains may often been seen at Carlisle station on special charter trips.

Virgin Trains. Virgin West Coast provides services from London Euston to the West Midlands, the North West and Scotland. Tel: 0870 789 1234.
Arriva Trains Northern The company's routes include the scenic Settle-Carlisle line and the Carlisle­Newcastle line (which follows the course of Hadrian's Wall)

Travel by train

Carlisle - Travel by train Carlisle - Travel by train - Carlisle Station, Court Square, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1QZ.

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M6 Motorway

Roads Carlisle - Travel by road - Carlisle is about 2 miles west of Junction 43 of the M6 Motorway. The M6 Motorway travels north - south and connects to the M1 at Rugby then on to Carlisle. The M6 Toll is north of Walsall and Sutton Coldfield and bypasses the M6 the areas around Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Carlisle is about 225 miles from Rugby.

M6 Motorway

M 74 Motorway

Roads Carlisle - Travel by road - Carlisle is about 2 miles south of the Junction of the A 74 and the M 6. The A74 and the M 74 Motorway takes traffic from the M6 at Carlisle, north to Glasgow. Carlisle is about 95 miles from Glasgow.

M 74 Motorway


Carlisle - Travel by road Carlisle - Travel by road - Carlisle is located at the most northerly junction and the end of the M6 motorway, just south of the border beweeen England and Scotland. Its ideal position gives easy access to the Lake District to the west, with Hadrian's Wall only 10 miles to the east.

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Air - Carlisle Air - Carlisle has a small private airport, with plans to develop it for commercial use (June 2006).


Travel be Car

Hire - Carlisle Carlisle - Car Hire - 1car1 Carlisle, 39 Kingstown Broadway, Kingstown Ind Estate, Carlisle CA3 0HA. Tel: 0122 859 3565.


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Lonnings End, Sandy Lonning Capon Tree Rd, Brampton, CA8 1QL Tel: 016977 42387 - located 8.2 miles east of Carlisle.


Carlisle Carlisle is 21 miles north of Penrith, 34 miles southeast of Dumfries and 38 miles west of Hexham.

Carlisle Tourist Information


Stores Carlisle - Shopping - , 42 English Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8HS. Tel: 01228 522478. Southwaite South Services Simply Food Marks & Spencer - Broadfield Site, M6 Motorway, Near Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 0NT. British Home Stores Carlisle - 1 English Street, The Lanes, Carlisle, Cumbria , CA3 8JW. Tel: 0845 8410158. Woolworths - 98-104 English Street, Carlisle, CA3 8NE Tel; 01228 525596.



Sport Carlisle - Sport - Carlisle United FC, Brunton Park, Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LL. Tel: 01228-526-237.

Carlisle United FC


Entertainment Carlisle - Entertainment and attractions - The Sands Centre, The Sands, Carlisle. CA1 1JQ- Telephone: 01288 625222.


Other information Carlisle - Other information - Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Tel: 01228 591922. Talkin Tarn Country Park, Nr Brampton. Tel 016977 3129.



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Self catering accommodation in Carlisle

Cumbria Map and Attractions

Penrith is 290 miles from London. It is 91 miles from Barrow in Furness to Brampton and 81 miles from Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.

Airports Airport indicated is Carlisle airport.

Roads Carlisle is about 2 miles west of Junction 43 of the M6 Motorway and about 2 miles south of the Junction of the A74 and the M6.

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Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is a station in Carlisle.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 015394 36269
Attraction 2 - Laurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7BH Tel: 01229 582292
Attraction 3 - Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD Tel: 016977 47602
Attraction 4 - Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6QF - Tel:01539 536340 (
Attraction 5 - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171

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For accommodation in other areas near to Carlisle, Cumbria see Lake District.

For hotels accommodation in other areas nearby see Brampton hotels & Gretna Green hotels.

For bed and breakfast accommodation in other areas nearby see bed and breakfast in Annan bed and breakfast in Gretna Green.

For self catering in other areas nearby see self catering accommodation in Carlisle & self catering accommodation in Haltwhistle.

Telephoning Carlisle from abroad - To dial a number in Carlisle from outside the UK: dial the International Access Code of the country you are calling from - follow that by the Country Code for the country you are calling to (44 for the UK) - dial the local area code omitting the initial ‘0’ e.g. for London 020 becomes 20 - dial the phone number of the person you want to call in Carlisle

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