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Carlisle in Cumbria

Carlisle, located in the county of Cumbria, is the center of much of the areaís history. The first settlement was as a Roman fort in the year 72 AD. Carlisle was a thriving town during the construction of Hadrianís Wall. Carlisle has been filled with conflict since its beginning. As a border town between the Danes and the Scots, Carlisle has seen William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie, all in the course of battle. Although there is so much history to the city, there is not a lack of things to do in the present. With world-class shopping in the Victorian Covered Market and Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle also has numerous parks and wildlife areas to enjoy.
Three highlights of the city include the Carlisle Cathedral, Castle and the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. The tremendous Cathedral has lasted through centuries of siege and time. The Tullie House Museum recounts the turbulent history of Carlisle with a special take on being on the edge of the Roman Empire. The Castle overlooking Carlisle has been in active military use for over nine hundred years.