Places to Visit
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
This impressive Museum boasts a wide range of features, exhibitions and artefacts. Children and adults can enjoy hands-on exhibits and games, from firing a Roman weapon to climbing a life size Hadrian’s Wall! Cumbria is full of wonderful places to visit!
The castle is over 900 years old and has been the scene of many historical episodes in British history. Given the proximity of Carlisle to the border between England and Scotland, it has been the centre of many wars and invasions. Today the castle is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. The castle until recently was the administrative headquarters of the former King’s Own Royal Border Regiment now county headquarters to the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and a museum to the regiment is within the castle walls.
Solway Aviation Museum
This museum offers displays indoors and outdoors. Visitors can study the exhibits that consist of an air raid shelter, a wartime airfield display, and other informational items. Showcased outside are actual planes and helicopters including a Vulcan B2 bomber, a Westland helicopter and an English Electric Lightning. More information is offered during the guided tours.