Carlisle Castle
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Address
Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR

Where's my shadow? Quest 1 Jul - 1 Sept

Noble, our trusty guard dog, has lost his shadow at Carlisle Castle and needs the help of little adventurers to find it! Join Noble and his friends on a summer quest to search for his shadow throughout the grounds during the summer holidays.

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Car-free Travel Discount

Escape the traffic and travel to Carlisle Castle by train, bus or bicycle and be rewarded with 20% off your walk-up ticket. Show your bus or train ticket, or bike helmet, at the point of purchase to receive your discount. English Heritage are working with Good Journey to encourage sustainable travel to Carlisle Castle, click here to find out more and for help planning your route.

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Guidebook: Carlisle Castle

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 Timeline

72Roman City

A large Roman fort is established on the site of the later castle. This becomes the nucleus for a prosperous town called Luguvalium, occupied by the Romans until the end of the 4th century

1092First Castle

William II advances north and defeats local warlord Dolfin. William takes Carlisle, makes the town a borough and builds the first castle on part of the Roman site.

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