Where is Carlisle, Cumbria.

And, Some interesting facts about Carlisle, Cumbria.

Something a bit different now. Bear with us on this page – Now you’ve found storage, you may be someone who has relocated (or is considering) to Carlisle. This page will be added to periodically and contains fun facts about Carlisle and it’s history ….

First of all, where is Carlisle? We’re eight miles from the Scottish border at the confluence of the River Eden, Caldew and River Petteril. It’s the ‘capital’ of Cumbria and has a population of around 100,000. It’s post code district is CA1 to CA6. Carlisle is 56 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, 90 miles north of Lancaster, 90 miles south east of Glasgow and 120 miles north west of York. It covers a much wider area from the nearby surrounding villages including Dalston, Scotby etc and surrounding towns such as Brampton, Wigton, Penrith etc.

Carlisle Castle

Pictured above is the amazing Carlisle Castle.

The castle is a working one which dates from the year 1092. Interestingly, Mary Queen of Scots was held captive here and has been continually occupied since William II in the year 1092.

This is Carlisle’s Market Cross, situated in the centre of Carlisle’s English Street. This Cross was erected to represent the rights granted to the citizens of Carlisle by Edward III to hold an annual fair every August. This is still the case today, since the year 1353.

First post box used in Carlisle

Pillar Box: Did you know Carlisle had the very first pillar box back in the year 1853? Sited at Botchergate in the City, it didn’t survive unfortunately, but this replica pillar box installed in the City Centre near The Old Town Hall pays respect to John Penfold, the designer of this particular design of pillar box.

Post Christmas 2022 Carlisle City Centre taken from Scotch Street. The Lanes Shopping Centre is one of Carlisle’s City Centre shopping destinations, though now the City has extensive out of town shopping retail estates.

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Part of our ‘drive – up’ self storage facilities at Rome Street Depot, Carlisle.