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Looking for a new home in Carlisle?

Carlisle is undoubtedly a fabulous place to live. The beautiful Eden valley, the Lake District National Park, and the Solway Coast are within easy travelling distance, meaning you will have the best of both worlds, city living with rural escapes, on your doorstep. Carlisle has excellent local amenities, and convenient access to the M6, as well as to the unspoilt countryside of this part of Cumbria. If work takes you across the border into Scotland, Carlisle is an ideal starting point.

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Living in Carlisle

Travel and transport

The M6 is crucial to the working lives of Carlisle and the towns of North Cumbria. Other convenient road routes include the A7, A595, A689, and A69. Together these routes keep Carlisle well connected with the Lake District, Yorkshire, Humberside and the North Pennines. Carlisle Station, offers regular services to Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as a direct service to London Euston, with many major destinations in-between. There are also excellent links by train to Newcastle, the Metrocentre at Gateshead and the East Coast.

Local information

The Lanes Shopping Centre is the largest retail venue in Cumbria and the Borders, and Carlisle's city centre is home to an excellent range of shops and services. For leisure and entertainment there is a Vue cinema, a bowling alley, two golf clubs, the Urban Adventure high ropes experience, Pools Swimming & Health Centre, the Eden Rock Climbing Wall, and a dry ski slope. The Sands Centre, is an impressive leisure and entertainment venue offering live entertainment, gym and exercise facilities, a sports hall and a climbing wall.

Local schools

There is a wide range of well-respected schools in and around Carlisle, including James Rennie School and Wreay Church of England Primary school, both recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. With a wide selection of nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and academies, every child will be well-catered for here.