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carlisle Castle in Cumbria

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A fascinating day can be spent in the atmospheric chambers, stairways and dungeons.

Began in 1092 and still at war in1746 you can learn about the castle seiges, its history as a grim/prison and its links with Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Wandering the passages of this huge meieval fortress you'll discover 9 centuries of bloody history of the feuding Anglo Scottish border.

Recent excavations have taken place and if you explore the Roman Dig Exhibition you will see some of the finds.

The history of Cumbria's Infantry Regiment is also on display here.

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telephone: 0 870 333 1181
fax: 0 1793 414 926
address:  Bridge Street,

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