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Carlisle Rail Station

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Carlisle Rail Station

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The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere
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The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere

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Spend a day at Hadrian’s Wall, a site that was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. With a guide, you’ll travel north from Windermere, through the Lake District towards the region known as the Debateable Lands. After a stop at Lanercost Priory, you’ll spend most of your day at Hadrian’s Wall, discovering the ruins and beauty spots that abound. A stop at the Roman Army Museum and a visit to the Vindolanda fort is also included.
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Mike-Anthorn wrote a review Nov 2020
Carlisle, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
Pleasant surroundings, and friedly staff. However, it is a railway station, so is probably not a place you would visit per se, unless you were interested in trains or architecture.It's free to enter, but not encouraged at the moment (COVID). Most kids like trains, and it's dry, so a family may like to pass a little time here. However it is most useful for - guess what? Getting on and off trains! It does exactly what it says on the tin.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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therichastill wrote a review Oct 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom1296 contributions367 helpful votes
Carlisle railway station is just of the edge of the city centre. There are a number of routes leaving this station which will take you on a journey to enjoy some amazing scenery. The main route is the West Coast Main Line which runs from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Glasgow & Edinburgh. Heading South will take you through the Lake District and North through some beautiful countryside. There is also the world famous Settle & Carlisle route which will take you to Leeds, the Tyne Valley route which heads to Newcastle and the Cumbrian Coast Line which has trains to Workington and Barrow besides the Irish Sea. The station itself has good facilities with a couple of shops and place to get something to eat.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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slieder wrote a review Sep 2020
Ankara, Turkey130 contributions80 helpful votes
Arrived from London and found it easy to exit the station. Hotels and restaurants are nearby and easy to walk to.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Suratrichard wrote a review Jan 2020
Surat Thani, Thailand1155 contributions523 helpful votes
It's a splendid building with a recently restored/replaced roof and certainly during the daytime, there's quite a lot on offer whilst waiting for the probably delayed train! There are some interesting architectural features and it does seem to be one of those railway stations where, if you sit back, close your eyes, you can allow your imagination to run riot about the age of steam. Near to platform 6 you will find an interesting area devoted to the Settle and Carlisle railway which commences/terminates at Carlisle. Unlike many of the modern, soulless stations, Carlisle has character. It's an important station in the rail network and you can g north to Glasgow and Edinburgh, east to Newcastle, west to the Cumbrian coast( an area much neglected by tourists) or south through the quiteMidlands to London. It's not such an inviting place in the evening when most, if not all, of the station shops etc appear closed and there didn't seem to be many staff around so lone travelers could feel quite vulnerable.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Gray's Reviews wrote a review Dec 2019
Timaru, New Zealand1364 contributions216 helpful votes
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When we alighted from our train from Glasgow, we were met by the sight of the Flying Scotsman in steam at the platform. Marvellous ! That instantly endeared us to the station itself whose covered platforms make it an easy place to negotiate. Inside, there's not a lot of activity in the form of shopping or cafés but there's enough to occupy time while waiting. The ticket office is small but obviously adequate for this station. The building itself is right in the middle of the city so walking to hotels, eateries and other retail delights is no effort whatsoever.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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