The Angus

Quality accommodation in Carlisle

Tel: 01228 523546

The Angus • 14-16 Scotland Road • Carlisle • Cumbria • CA3 9DG

Arts, Music, Theatre

High Head Sculpture Valley Magnificent life-size sculptures imaginatively displayed in a natural woodland valley.  Visit Website

The Sands Centre Cumbria’s premier sports and live arts venue.   Visit Website

Stanwix Theatre Situated on the main campus of Cumbria University, this 216 seat theatre was completely refurbished in 2000.  Visit Website

Tullie House Museum Discover Carlisle’s Millennium Gallery with its spectacular mix of traditional and cutting edge works.   Visit Website

Attractions

Gretna green Story and Blacksmith’s Shop World Famous – become part of Gretna’s romantic history.  Visit Website

Linton Tweeds, History of weaving and see the 100 year old looms in use.  Visit Website

Forts And Museums 

Guildhall Museum, The Guildhall Museum situated in the heart of the city of Carlisle, has been the home to Carlisle’s historic Trade Guilds for over 500 years.  Visit Website

Tullie House Museum Discover Carlisle’s Millennium Gallery with its spectacular mix of traditional and cutting edge works.   Visit Website

Birdoswald Roman Fort and Visitor Centre, Extremely picturesque setting along the wall, overlooking river Irthing gorge.   Visit Website

Historic Sites

Border & Kings Regiment Museum, Two floors of displays tell the story of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment from 1702 to date, with uniforms, weapons, silver, paintings and medals.
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Carlisle Castle Formidable medieval fortress reveals the past of this historic city.  Visit Website

Carlisle Cathedral Founded in 1122, Carlisle Cathedral is an impressive building, dominating the skyline from across the city.  Visit Website

Lanercost Priory, Founded in 1166, sited in peaceful valley of the River Irthing.  Visit Website 

Ravenglass Roman Bath House, Remains of a bath house established in AD130 are among the most complete in Britain. Visit Website

Natural History

The Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre, Provides courses and activities as well as displays and corporate events.  Visit Website

Kingmoor Nature Reserve (north and South) Explore historic woodland and a variety of natural history in these two nature reserves.  Visit Website

Talkin Tarn Country Park, 65 acre lake amid 120 acres of farmland and woodland, making it the ideal place for active recreation or a quiet stroll.  Visit Website

Shops and Markets

Carlisle Cathedral Shop, A range of gifts and cathedral souvenirs. Visit Website

Cranstons, Traditional butchers with a large range of local products made by this family firm.  Visit Website

Cumbrian Cottage Farm Shop, Home-made ice-creams are sold in their farm shop alongside cheeses, fresh vegetables, cakes, jams and pickles.  Visit Website

Harrison and Hetherington Farmers Market, Borderway Mart, Carlisle. Second Friday of the month.  Visit Website

The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle, Great shopping with some of the best high street names.  Visit Website

The Victorian Market Hall, Carlisle, One of the few covered Victorian Markets remaining in the Country,
selling everything from fresh meat and vegetables, haberdashery, clothes, florists, stationery and much more.  Visit Website

Sport

Carlisle Racecourse, Carlisle Racecourse is situated at Blackwell on the outskirts of Carlisle and is set in beautiful open countryside.  Visit Website

The Sands Centre, Cumbria’s premier sports and live arts venue.  Visit Website

Sheepmount stadium, The Sheepmount Stadium is home to Carlisle’s six lane, synthetic, athletics facility as well as numerous cricket, hockey, football and rugby pitches.  Visit Website