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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“Use Carlisle to start your journey. First night in Carlisle. Morning lift to the start of the wall. Walk back to Carlisle. Collapse into our Airbnb for your second night. Set off again in the morning :-) ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Church
“A lovely place to visit, about a half hour uphill walk from Brampton, Edward I stayed here for a few months. Has a lovely cafe and shop. worth a visit”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A lovely 2 mile walk around a Tarn teeming with wild life. Great for children to run around. You can hire paddle boats, have a coffee and there is icecream too. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Just over the road from Aquila Cottage, great interactive museum. Perfect for young and old alike.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A roman fort, not as well excavated as Vindolanda, but worth a visit, has a cafe too”
  • 8 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“The home made cakes and scones are really more-ish and all food is local and cooked on the premises. They do a very nice lunch as well. next door is a lovely gift and tourist information shop -- nothing tacky but local rugs, pottery, fudges and homemade jams. At Christmas they have super "different" decorations and ideal presents for all the family. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food in a lovely, welcoming pub. At the centre of Hadrian's wall walking, so a good refresher stop.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Literally on our doorstep, one of the most beautiful and dramatic stretches of Hadrians Wall”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Often the main reason for a visit to Carlisle - lots of nice walks stretching all the way over to the North East”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Within walking distance of the cottage, this recently refurbished establishment is a relaxed and often entertaining spot to spend the evening. Ukulele jamming, Jazz and folk sessions occur on a monthly cycle. With a range of culinary and beverage options it has a relaxed atmosphere and is kiddie friendly. Pet and child friendly. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Hidden away in the north-west corner of the North Pennines, Geltsdale is a remote and ruggedly beautiful nature reserve that encompasses two hill farms - Geltsdale and Tarnhouse. Here, you'll find upland birds such as black grouse, breeding waders including curlews, and birds of prey like the hen harrier. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“There are three outdoor pools so it is only open from Easter until September. There are play areas, seating and a cafe.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lake
“A pretty tarn , with lots of water birds. Watch out for the famous swan family as seen on our facebook page. Lovely little cafe and shop. Look out for any events”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Within 5 minutes drive of the cottage, this traditional country pub has a relaxed and welcoming feel. The food is excellent and it has a good range of ales, beer and wine. Pet and child friendly. Perfect for incorporating a walk round Talkin Tarn.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tea Room
“The home made cakes and scones are really more-ish and all food is local and cooked on the premises. They do a very nice lunch as well. next door is a lovely gift and tourist information shop -- nothing tacky but local rugs, pottery, fudges and homemade jams. At Christmas they have super "different" decorations and ideal presents for all the family. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food in a lovely, welcoming pub. At the centre of Hadrian's wall walking, so a good refresher stop.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Within walking distance (0.7 miles) of Aquila Cottage serving good pub food and local ales.”
  • 1 local recommends

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