Where to stay in Carlisle

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By the Avanti Web Team

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3 min read | 30 April 2024

A charming city famous for its rich history, Carlisle is a destination that may require a visit longer than a day to soak in everything it has to offer. We’ve compiled a selection of the best places to stay in Carlisle below so that you can make the most of your trip to the Great Border City.

Find the best places to stay in Carlisle

Accommodation in Carlisle has something for everyone. Choose from anything from budget-friendly glamping sites to luxurious hotel stays. Finding the perfect option for a place to rest your head after a day of discovering the city and its surrounding areas is straightforward.

Home to a wealth of tourist attractions, it’s not surprising that hotels in Carlisle are plenty. Lovers of luxury will enjoy Farlam Hall Hotel & Restaurant, a charming and indulgent manor house near Hadrian’s wall. Its one-of-a-kind rooms have been designed to create a calm and charming atmosphere. Or why not opt for a luxurious stable suite? These suites have been recently refurbished and are perfect for an impressive stay with friends or family. You can also experience great food and incredible hospitality at the hotel’s Michelin-star restaurant.

For ease and convenience, the Halston Hotel boasts an excellent location, only 200m from Carlisle Citadel station. This hotel is housed in a beautiful Edwardian building in the centre of it all, so it makes a great base for exploring the city. These award-winning self-catering apartments have everything you need for a great stay. And with a variety of apartment types to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect option for you.

Carlisle's accommodation offering also provides exciting alternatives to traditional hotels. Thornfield Camping Cabins are a quirky alternative and well-placed for easy access to the Lake District. These cabins are a great choice for family adventures, with child-friendly and pet-friendly options. If you would like to add a touch of luxury to your camping experience you can even opt to add a 4-seater hot tub to your booking, then sit back and relax.

The Pant Teg Bed & Breakfast is a well-reviewed, budget-friendly option. A family-run business, this accommodation has a warm and welcoming feel that guests love. This completely refurbished B&B offers top-quality rooms with all the facilities and comforts you’ll need on your trip. With a private dining area and guest conservatory lounge, you will feel at home in no time. Located on the outskirts of Bangor, this is a great option for experiencing a quieter side of the city.

For anyone seeking comfortable accommodation amid the action, Carlisle city centre is the place to be. Close to Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathedral, and a plethora of shops and restaurants, the city centre is quite convenient. Carlisle train station is also nearby, keeping any luggage-hauling to a minimum!

There are also options for when peace, quiet and rural views are more your scene. The towns and villages of Brampton, Longtown, Dalston, and Wetheral are excellent places to set up base. These outskirt towns boast stunning stretches of unspoiled countryside. Consider these areas if you are a traveller seeking tranquillity. Whatever your preference, there’s something for you.

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Avanti is here to help with a lot more than advice on where to stay in Carlisle, we’re here to make the whole process of planning your trip a breeze. Finding convenient train times for you, booking your travel and staying up to date with your journey is simple. Make journey planning stress-free with the Avanti app. Be sure to download it before you head off to Carlisle.

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