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About Carlisle

Carlisle is the economic capital of Cumbria and the wider Borderlands sub-region, with a catchment encompassing 500,000 people that extends into southern Scotland and the North East. Located in the far north west of England, it is only 10-miles from the border with Scotland.

Whilst Carlisle has a rich history dating back 2,000 years, it is now embarking on a new journey. Recognising its growth potential as the economic capital of the Borderlands.

Carlisle is alive to its potential, more confident than ever and looking to its future. Carlisle offers enormous potential for those who want to be part of a growing city.

With the Solway Coast and North Pennines Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District and Northumberland National Parks close by, the local landscapes offer unrivalled leisure opportunities. Coupled with the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall and the city’s distinctive shopping and cultural offerings, Carlisle is a must-see destination.