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Visit Carlisle Castle car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

Carlisle Castle is about a 15 minute walk from Carlisle train station, or there are buses that stop five minutes’ walk from the castle. Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

Enjoy 20% off entry when you visit us car-free, showing a train or bus ticket or a bike helmet on arrival – terms and conditions apply.

Carlisle Castle is very close to National Routes 7 and 72. Plan your cycle route here.

Taxis in Carlisle 01228 812612.

Carlisle station is at the end of three of the UK top scenic railway journeys: the famous Settle and Carlisle line through the Yorkshire Dales, the Cumbrian Coast line and the Tyne Valley Railway.

Add PlusBus to your train ticket for unlimited travel within Carlisle town.

Save up to 34% off your train ticket when you travel in a group of three or more people with Groupsave.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at Carlisle Castle.

About Carlisle Castle

Standing proud in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory. The most besieged castle in the British Isles, it has a long and turbulent history. Visit the site where Mary, Queen of Scots was held captive and uncover the truth behind the Prisoners’ Carvings found in the castle keep.

Explore the medieval castle rooms, see the castle’s most famous inhabitants brought to life with the exhibition, walk the castle walls and step into what was once the bedroom of Richard III.

We're also home to Cumbria's Museum of Military Life.

For any queries about visiting contact Carlisle Castle on 01228 591922 or customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Address: Carlisle Castle, Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR. Visit Website