The Angus

Quality accommodation in Carlisle


Tel: 01228 523546

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

We are ideally located just 10 minutes walk to Carlisle city centre and 5 minutes walk to the Sands Centre for popular theatre and concerts.

A short 5 minute taxi ride from Carlisle Railway Station, and conveniently located for Cumbria University Brampton Road Campus and Kingstown Business Park.

The Angus is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful English Lake District, Eden Valley, Scottish Borders, Carlisle to Settle Railway, Carlisle Golf Course, Hadrian’s Wall Coast to Coast trail and the Reivers Cycle Route.

Walking, cycling and golfing groups are very welcome.

From the M6

Take junction 44 and follow signs for the A7, towards Carlisle City Centre. We are on the left hand side of the road, approximately 2 miles from Junction 44, closest to the City Centre. Turn left just after the hotel for free parking. A free permit can be obtained from reception.

From the A69

Follow signs for Carlisle North A689 signposted Houghton, Carlisle Airport, Linstock, Hexham. At the next roundabout take the last exit (B6264).  Continue for two miles along the B6264 until you reach the Cumbria University campus on the right. Turn immediately right at the traffic lights into Well Lane and follow the road around passing a primary school on your right and a church on your left until you reach a small public car park on the corner.  We face the main road approx 100 yards from the car park where you can obtain a free permit.

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


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


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