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This thriving 'Great Border Town' boasts a dramatic history and incredible location

The buzzing city of Carlisle, Cumbria, has a dramatic setting and a 2,000-year-old heritage. It’s just 10 miles from the border with Scotland, close to the UNESCO world heritage site, Hadrian’s wall and a short distance from the glorious Lake District National Park. As well as hosting an enviable array of incredible historic attractions, the city is also the shopping and commercial centre for Cumbria and the North-East, making it the perfect place for retirement living.

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Things to do in Carlisle
Carlisle Castle

As the commercial heart of Cumbria, it’s unsurprising that Carlisle is well served with shops – you’ll find more than 70 high street names in the huge Lanes Shopping Centre and independent stores, local produce and cafes in the charming Victorian covered market of Carlisle Market Hall.

The beautiful medieval Carlisle cathedral is the spiritual and architectural heart of the city and Bitts Park makes a lovely spot to enjoy outside space in the centre. Perfect for a stroll alongside the Eden river – it’s also a great place to practice your canoeing skills.

For memorable days out, the 900-year-old Carlisle Castle is hard to beat. Explore the spooky dungeons and the fascinating Museum of Military Life. Alternatively, head to the English Heritage site, Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the earliest megalithic structures in the country.

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“My son wanted me to move a bit closer to where he lives, and Atherstone is very pretty, so I was easily persuaded. I was a little bit worried about some parts of the move, but McCarthy Stone’s Smooth Move service made it so easy for me, I had signed within a fortnight!”