"God's always got a custard pie up his sleeve"- these are the words of famous novelist, Margaret Forster, who was born in Carlisle, Cumbria.
An Introduction to Carlisle
A country town in Cumbria, Carlisle is located in North West England. The beautiful city of Carlisle is situated at the meeting point of three rivers - Eden, Petteril and the Caldew. Once an early Roman settlement, it is located just a few kilometers away from Scottish borders. Did you know that the magnificent Carlisle Castle is the castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was held captive? Carlisle's socioeconomic condition improved drastically with the rise of the textile manufacture industry during Industrial Revolution. Often referred to as the "Great Border City", Carlisle is a popular vacation spot in Cumbria. Hotels in Carlisle mostly have a fine blend of the traditions and culture of both Cumbria and Scotland, giving them that unique quality.
Staying Cheap in Carlisle
Carlisle has a number of cheap hotels, owing to the large number of tourists visiting it each year. Cumbria Park Hotel on Scotland Road is a fine example of budget Carlisle Hotels. It has 53 rooms with pillow top beds and free Wi-Fi. Also, there is a great cafe, room service, health club, a lounge and a restaurant. Buffet breakfast is also provided for a minimal price and there are tons of activities that you can indulge in during your stay.
Speaking of cheap hotels, do not forget to check out the County Hotel in Botchergate. This hotel offers you a lounge, a restaurant, dry cleaning facilities, laundry services, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and a beautiful garden to enjoy the greenery.
Best Luxury Hotels of Carlisle
Hotels in Carlisle can be just as luxurious as other cities. You can visit the Warwick Hall for a quintessentially English holiday. With a palatial building, the hotel offers services like complimentary English breakfast, Wi-Fi, a library, spa treatment rooms, a picnic area for you and your loved ones, a wonderful terrace apart from the usual amenities of luggage storage and bar and restaurant services. You room will have a DVD player, a small kitchen, coffee maker, hair dryer, television, ironing board, extra beds if needed, cribs or beds for infants et cetera.
Another example of fine Carlisle hotels is the Marlborough House on Marlborough Street. It is a smoke free hotel, and also provides complimentary breakfast. You also get luggage storage, ticket assistance and assistance while planning your trip, free parking and free Wi-Fi services.
Take a Trip Around Carlisle
During your stay at Carlisle, enjoy the typical, serene English countryside and with the Scottish Highlands nearby, you are never going to run out of things to do and see in Carlisle. If you have always been fascinated by English and Scottish history, you will know the story of how Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Carlisle Castle. A visit to this stupendous castle will take you right back to the pages of your history books.
Rickerby Park is a public park. If a day out is on your list, you should definitely visit this park. Spend a peaceful day amidst the beautiful greenery to refresh your minds. Apart from that, you can also visit the Carlisle Cathedral, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, the Solway Aviation Museum and The World in Miniature Museum to make your trip one that's worth remembering.