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Carlisle - The Roman Hoard
Since Carlisle began as a Roman fort in 72 AD, caught on the cusp between Scotland and England, this border town has the most fascinating history to share with locals and visitors.
Hadrian began his wall here to keep out raiders from the north; reputedly King Arthur was ruler when the cities name was Caer Luel. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. Macbeth was ruler of the city when it was under Scottish control. Sir Walter Scott got married in Carlisle Cathedral.
This Trail will take you through many of the cities historical landmarks. It will also introduce you to some of Carlisle’s more current delights, grand buildings, coffee shops, pedestrian areas, museums parks and stores.
Take a stroll that will stretch from the Romans to the Present.
The Trail is on pavements and solid footpaths; subways will take you under a major road. It is suitable for pushchairs.
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