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Packed with history and excitement, the city of Carlisle is also the gateway to some of Britain's most beautiful places to visit. Here the Lakes are on your doorstep, and cutting a swathe through 73 miles of the invigorating border country between Scotland and England you'll find the rich heritage of Hadrian's Wall.

Within a short and scenic drive of Carlisle you'll discover unforgettable locations such as the majesty of England's most beautiful lake, Ullswater, the inviting coastal pleasures of Whitehaven, and a landscape of poets and artists at places like Cockermouth and Keswick.

There's romance just a few miles up the road at Gretna Green, peace and tranquillity in the Eden Valley, and you can turn back the pages of history to discover our Roman past at fascinating sites such as Birdoswald and Vindolanda. This is an area famous for it's old fashioned hospitality, good food, great country pubs and guest houses.

There are welcoming country house hotels and superb city venues in which to take a break - so without doubt, Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall country will guarantee you a memory to treasure for a lifetime.

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