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The Weather in Carlisle
You can see our climate diagram above. On average, the warmest month is July. No heat wave is expected in January, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 3° low. The rainiest month is December, while the driest month is February.
Discover Cumbria with Carlisle holiday lettings
Discover your Carlisle accommodation, nestled in this pretty town just below the Scottish border. Famed for its cathedral and ancient ruins, today Carlisle is a modern, cosmopolitan town with excellent bars, Michelin-starred restaurants and world-class museums to boot.
Where to eat and drink when visiting Carlisle
Despite its quintessentially English feel, Carlisle has recently acquired a new range of international restaurants, broadening the availability of food for those who visit this pretty destination. Alexandros Greek Restaurant and Deli is a classic example. This family-run joint serves up excellent food and on certain nights you can be charmed by traditional Greek music.
Another dining hotspot is The Golden Fleece. This Michelin-starred eatery serves a range of classic dishes with a modern twist. Think slow-cooked roast lamb shoulder and steak pie and you're on the right lines. The atmosphere here is also superb. If you're looking for some excellent low-key tapas then The Shabby Scholar is just the ticket. The nachos with pulled pork and the deep-fried Brie cheese balls are simply divine!
No British town is complete without a good fish and chip shop. Luckily Carlisle has plenty. The Fryery, Warwick Fish and Chips and Fontana are always busy with locals tucking into this tasty British treat with lashing of salt and vinegar.
Arts and Culture in Carlisle
Carlisle is known for being the cultural epicentre of Cumbria, boasting everything from a university to a castle. Carlisle Cathedral is a stunning Gothic construction and one of the highlights of the town. Almost a thousand years old, its stained glass windows and imposing towers impress all who visit.
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery hosts a range or artistic and historical attractions. They offer visitors a little of everything ranging from fine art to zoological, botanical and geological collections from the local area. The castle itself is, without question, the dominating feature of the town. It's over 900 years old and has been the setting for many historical events in the UK over the centuries. The castle is also located very close to Hadrian's Wall, which divides Scotland from England, so you can visit both at the same time.
Excursions from Carlisle
Head out of your accommodation in Carlisle and discover what's waiting in the surrounding areas. Located incredibly close to the Scottish border, Carlisle is ideally situated for day trips to England's northern neighbour. The Lake District is also a short drive away and boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. Northumberland’s National Park with its array of wildlife and bird sanctuaries is also less than an hour away by car.
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