Carlisle, the county town of Cumbria, is an historic city close to the border with Scotland. Over the centuries this location has led to a turbulent history, signs of which may be seen in the many historic landmarks to be seen around the city.
The castle was founded in 1092 and was at one time the prison of Mary Queen of Scots. The Cathedral was founded in 1133 and has stained glass from the 14th century.
Carlisle today is a thriving, forward looking city. It suffered severe flooding in January 2005 but with government support is putting into effect a far reaching and bold modernisation plan, the Carlisle Renaissance, but without losing the historic character of the city.
The city has excellent transport links by rail and road and is close to the Lake District, the Scottish border country, the Pennines, Hadrian's Wall as well as sandy seaside beaches.
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