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At one time a Roman settlement called Luguvalium, protected in the north by Hadrian’s Wall, Carlisle was long the object of cross border battles between Scots and English. Situated near the mouth of the River Eden, Carlisle, with a population of just over 70,000, is now a busy industrial and commercial centre. As the principal town of Cumbria, Carlisle also retains much of its historical importance as an agricultural market town. The 11th century castle was enlarged over the centuries. Today the outer walls remain intact, as do the 12th century keep and the truncated Queen Mary’s Tower, which houses the museum of the former Border Regiment. The small cathedral, mainly of red sandstone, dates from the 12th century.

 Carlisle City Map

Map of Carlisle

Old map of the city of Carlisle circa 1950

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