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About Carlisle

About Carlisle

Carlisle is situated in the Cumbria. Formed in North West England, it is the administrative centre of the city in Carlisle. The Carlisle is at the bank of the Rivers Eden, Petteril and Caldew and located at the distance of 16 km from the south of the Scottish border. This city is the most significant settlement in the county town of Cumbria. In 2001, the Carlisle was populated with 71,773 people, but in next decades (2011), the population had increased to approximately 75,306. Carlisle was established earlier by Roman. Carlisle city became an important military centre during the middle ages.



Carlisle is the administrative district for centuries. This city grew as a municipal area in 1835, and this was expanded to constituency division during 1914. During 1835, the boundaries of Carlisle had changed many times. The town and county borough consolidated with the Rural District's Border under the Local Government Act 1972. This merging promoted to the new City of Carlisle. Many civil parishes held by the municipal government but in 1904, that was combined in the single public parish of Carlisle. This city chooses the twelve (12) county councillors for the Cumbria County Council.



This city is located in the Cumberland ward at the peak of Rivers of the Eden, Petteril and Caldew. Carlisle is located with the 90 km from the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, although that is 114 km from north of the Lancaster. From the south of Edinburgh, a distance of this city is 93 miles whereas 120 miles from the north-west of the York. Carlisle is situated beside the 300 miles distance from the north-north-west of London. The villages and urban areas which are close to the Carlisle are Scotby, Haggbeck, Carwinley, Harker, Blackford, Longtown (north), Penrith (south), Brampton (east), Houghton, Wigton (west), Wreay and Rockcliffe.



This city has the marine climate in nature. Carlisle had experienced flooding because of heavy rainfall in years 1822, 2005, 2009 and 2015. There was continuous rain at this time for 36 hours approximately which is the cause of floods. Due to floods, maximum centres sunk from Carlisle including Hardwicke Circus, Bitts Park and Warwick Road.



Carlisle has the motorways, i.e. M6, M74. M6 motorway connected this city to the South whereas M74 or A74 linked it to the north and Glasgow. The A6 is the historic road to the south. Moreover, the A7 way to Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne linked with Carlisle via A69 and Western Cumbria connected with the A595 road. Furthermore, the Newcastle Airport is close to the eastern coast around 89km away from the Carlisle city.

This city has the 'Carlisle bus station'. This bus station helps for transportation in Carlisle. Carlisle bus station is held and controlled by Stagecoach in Cumbria. Additionally, a travel centre and seven stands' bus station are located in the Drury Lane for the city centre nearby the Lonsdale Street. During the 1990s, the current station was replaced by the large station that was partly on the same site. The bus station of Carlisle has the main operators such as Arriva North East and Stagecoach in Cumbria.



Art and history

In 1893, the art gallery and Tullie House Museum was established by Carlisle Corporation. In between 1990 and 2000, the museum was enlarged and got several awards. The castle also includes the Border Regiment Military Museum. The Guildhall Museum is in centuries back old house.

Music and theatre

Carlisle's central entertainment place is Sands Centre Sports Hall which entertains visitors with its touring musicians, comedians and theatre. In 1963, Her Majesty's Theatre at the Lowther Street was closed. During 2007, Elton John live concert was hosted by Brunton Park stadium. Every year, Carlisle music festival was celebrated in the Carlisle Cathedral. In Brampton, the most significant live show of folk festival took place. 70s rock outfit Spooky Tooth was the popular band in Carlisle during 1967.

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