24hrs in Carlisle, what to do
Other than walking the streets or sitting in hotel room (and no, can’t put coke and hookers on expenses)Posted 4 years ago
Leave Carlisle, should be able to do it in much less than 24hrs too…Posted 4 years ago
Moo Bar!Posted 4 years ago
Now I’m here leaving does seem the more attractive option, but hotel paid for 🙁
Edit: moo Barr is closedPosted 4 years ago
Soak up the atmosphere.Posted 4 years ago
Go to Longtown/Aspatria and count your blessings you stayed in Carlisle?Posted 4 years ago
Cycle to Newcastle and back?Posted 4 years ago
554 bus to Keswick, day out in the lakes, back to Carlisle at end of day?Posted 4 years ago
Castle’s pretty good in fairness, there’s walks along the rivers too.Posted 4 years ago
There is a good bouldering wall in Carlisle.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t dis ma home town ya hear?
Castle, Tullie House, Eden Rock climbing wall, Adult shop on Botchergate, wind up the chaps in the Apple outlet.Posted 4 years ago
Go to Longtown/Aspatria
I was going to suggest cockermouthPosted 4 years ago
Tullie House and Castle will take up a full afternoon and is enjoyable. Catch the bus out to Lanercost priory and wander around – nice cafe there. Carlisle-Settle railway and get off some where for a walk. Hire a car and head into North Lakes or up to Hadrian’s wall.Posted 4 years ago
Carlisle has one of the biggest Wilkos in the country, go on, spoil yourself.Posted 4 years ago
yup head south to the lakes. You could also get a train down the cumbrian coast.Posted 4 years ago
Head to Gretna, then immediately turn around and be thankful for what Carlisle offers youPosted 4 years ago
Is that new DH trail centre open up there yet? Gnar park or summink?Posted 4 years ago
Get the train to Dent, Ribblehead or Horton. Get off. Ride for six hours. Get the train back.
EDiT: Forgot it was still closed at that end due to landslip. Scrub that idea!Posted 4 years agocaptain_bastard wrote:
(and no, can’t put coke and hookers on expenses)
What can you put on expenses that they can put on their receipt?Posted 4 years ago
24 hours in Carlisle? As others have said, leave. 🙂
Seriously though, Foxes Cafe on Abbey St is a good place to start.
Foxborough restaurant is amazing if you like BBQ, Quarter Lounge is also good if you just want a burger.
Other than that it totally depends on what you’re into. Personally I wouldn’t go to Tullie House, even though my kids love it. Bitts Park is nice for a wander from the centre, and the Eden Valley is also lovely, but you need transport to get there.
What brings you this way anyway?Posted 4 years ago
Do you have a car or bike?Posted 4 years ago
Head down to the coast,Silloth or Skinburness on the back roads.
There is a walkaboutPosted 4 years ago
Actually… I quite liked Tullie House last time I went. It’s going back quite a few years though! My boys are getting towards the age they may enjoy it though. The Castle, likewise… seem to recall the Cathedral was pretty interesting too.
This may not be the case for everyone mind… I was an archaeologist at one stage 😉Posted 4 years ago
I’m sure it’s lovely really, but my only experience of the town was seeing two separate fights between pissed-up idiots walking five minutes from the train station to my hotel.Posted 4 years ago
Having visited larger towns and cities around Britain Carlisle doesn’t seem so bad really . What are your interests and maybe people could advise a little more to your tastes .
I’m sure it’s lovely really, but my only experience of the town was seeing two separate fights between pissed-up idiots walking five minutes from the train station to my hotel.
I’m pretty sure this happens everywhere when idiots are allowed to consume alcohol unfortunately .Posted 4 years ago
I guess Cockermouth is out if you can’t put coke and hookers on expenses 😉Posted 4 years ago
Have bike, stopping in the lakes tomorrow. Castle and a stroll looks tops, then possibly catch a film, try and stay clear of pubs when working, temptation and all thatPosted 4 years ago
Carlisle at 02:00 on a Sunday morning is a sight to behold. Its busier then than during the day, plus there are lots of pissed people bimbling about trying to get back to Hexham etc.Posted 4 years ago
You have a bike, it’s a nice day. I’d head out to the coast at Port Carlisle and round the listening station. Quite a surreal place. Quiet, flat lanes, nice riding, follow hadrians cycle route signs.Posted 4 years ago
If you have a bike, you could do a hell of a lot worse than getting yourself to the main carpark in Keswick for 6.30 tonight.Posted 4 years ago
When in Rome….
Posted 4 years ago
If you have a bike, you could do a hell of a lot worse than getting yourself to the main carpark in Keswick for 6.30 tonight.
Don’t know if that’s quite what the OP is looking for Justin 🙂
Posted 4 years ago
this looks like a fun way to leave… http://www.ridetothesun.co.uk/Posted 4 years ago
It was yetidave,even better if you pop down to the Solway first and turn it into a C2C 😉Posted 4 years ago
The Highlands are 4 hours away. Take a bike.Posted 4 years ago
Get some Thai food from the wee mobile van Thai place in a car park near a roundabout.Posted 4 years ago
There are a couple of guys who fix dentures in the courtyard by the Church, did a fantastic job on mine when I was up in Keswick last year.
You could pop in and say Hi, and tell them they’re still fixed.
HTHs.Posted 4 years ago
Carlisle’s OK, even at night if you stay off Botchergate (Although I recommend the Royal Outpost Malaysian/Thai restaurant above the Cumberland Arms). There are a few nice bars (shame about the Moo Bar, though).Posted 4 years ago
There are worse places, for sure.
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