24hrs in Carlisle, what to do

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  • 24hrs in Carlisle, what to do
  • Premier Icon captain_bastard
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    Other than walking the streets or sitting in hotel room (and no, can’t put coke and hookers on expenses)

    loddrik
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    Leave Carlisle, should be able to do it in much less than 24hrs too…

    Premier Icon captain_bastard
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    Now I’m here leaving does seem the more attractive option, but hotel paid for πŸ™

    Edit: moo Barr is closed

    km79
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    Soak up the atmosphere.

    Go to Longtown/Aspatria and count your blessings you stayed in Carlisle?

    willard
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    Cycle to Newcastle and back?

    Premier Icon TomB
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    554 bus to Keswick, day out in the lakes, back to Carlisle at end of day?

    Castle’s pretty good in fairness, there’s walks along the rivers too.

    Premier Icon chrispy
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    There is a good bouldering wall in Carlisle.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    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.

    johnx2
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    Go to Longtown/Aspatria

    I was going to suggest cockermouth

    Premier Icon grizedaleforest
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    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.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    Carlisle has one of the biggest Wilkos in the country, go on, spoil yourself.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    yup head south to the lakes. You could also get a train down the cumbrian coast.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Head to Gretna, then immediately turn around and be thankful for what Carlisle offers you

    ads678
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    Is that new DH trail centre open up there yet? Gnar park or summink?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    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!

    Premier Icon aracer
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    captain_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?

    Premier Icon justinbieber
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    24 hours in Carlisle? As others have said, leave. πŸ™‚

    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?

    fasthaggis
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    Do you have a car or bike?
    Head down to the coast,Silloth or Skinburness on the back roads.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    There is a walkabout

    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 πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    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.

    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 .

    wombat
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    I guess Cockermouth is out if you can’t put coke and hookers on expenses πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon captain_bastard
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    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 that

    bigyinn
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    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.

    Premier Icon TomB
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    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.

    Premier Icon justinbieber
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    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.

    When in Rome….

    fasthaggis
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    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 πŸ™‚

    yetidave
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    this looks like a fun way to leave… http://www.ridetothesun.co.uk/

    Premier Icon justinbieber
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    @Fasthaggis – that’s Wednesdays

    fasthaggis
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    It was yetidave,even better if you pop down to the Solway first and turn it into a C2C πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    The Highlands are 4 hours away. Take a bike.

    Get some Thai food from the wee mobile van Thai place in a car park near a roundabout.
    Delicious

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    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.

    Ta.

    HTHs.

    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).
    There are worse places, for sure.

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