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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Carlisle and Northumbria, Lake District your home away from home

Carlisle is an interesting and historic city just northeast of the Lake District boundary. The area is ideal for hill-walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits whilst the city itself has a number of historic attractions. The famous landmark, Hadrian’s Wall can be seen close by. The Scottish border and the lovely cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are within an hour’s drive from your Carlisle and Northumbria holiday rental.

Things to Do in Carlisle and Northumbria Cycling and Hiking

The magnificent scenery of this unspoilt area is best enjoyed on foot or by bicycle. There are a number of dedicated cycle routes including the 112-mile Carlisle and Eden Valley Circular Route, with many shorter loops off it. The Reivers Cycle Route and the Hadrian’s Cycle Way are also long-distance cycle routes in the area.

Golf

Golf was born at St Andrews, just north of the border. Enjoy playing at Brampton Golf Club, Eden Golf Course or Stoney Holme Golf Club, all close to your holiday home rental in Carlisle and Northumbria.

Shopping

Many farmer’s markets and farm shops can be found in this area and are ideal for buying fresh meats, vegetables, tasty local cheese, home-made cakes, jams and pies.

Places to Visit Near Carlisle and Northumbria Carlisle Castle

This medieval sandstone fortress makes an interesting focal point overlooking the city. The 12th century keep is the oldest part of this frontier fortress, built when border disputes and sieges were commonplace. Its fascinating history includes the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots, the Civil War Siege and the Uprising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie.

High Head Sculpture Valley

Combine a scenic walk through this natural wooded valley with an ever-changing exhibition of local sculptures and artwork. These life-size creations are imaginatively displayed in their outdoor setting to the sound of birdsong. The Sculpture Valley also has a farmhouse tea room.

Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre

Bird watchers and those who appreciate falconry will enjoy a visit to this excellent Bird of Prey Centre. Offering falconry and hawking courses as well as displays, shows and one-hour hawk walks, visitors can learn more about these amazing birds and the ancient skills of falconry.

Weather in Carlisle and Northumbria

Carlisle and Northumbria have cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C) and some snow. Summers reach 68°F (20°C) in August and may be cloudy with showers. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this scenic area.

Getting to Carlisle and Northumbria

The nearest airport to your Lake District holiday home is NewcastleAirport which is 51 miles away. Other options are Edinburgh Airport, 75 miles away in Scotland, or the Leeds/Bradford International Airport which is 87 miles away. It is an easy scenic drive from any of these airports along the M6 to Carlisle. However, the Lake District is also very accessible by train from London’s Euston Station or Manchester to Oxenholm (Kendal), Penrith or Carlisle. You can pick up a hire car from the station making the journey very pleasant and hassle free.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic property for large get-togethers

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just home from a fantastic 3 night break at Kirkandrews House. Everything we needed for 6 adults, 7 kids and 4 dogs. Would highly recommend to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning House

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The house is absolutely stunning and the kitchen and dining area are outstanding with everything you need and more. All the bedrooms are beautiful. Everywhere is lovely and clean. The heated courtyard is perfect. Not one bad word to say, had an amazing time celebrating my 50th. Dave is so helpful. Thank you so much. Would highly recommend this property and we will definitely be returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A delightful cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in, very clean and tastefully decorated Home from home
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017