With vibrant, yet contrasting cities at each end of the Tyne Valley Railway, there are lots of opportunities to experience city-life and its culture.
Carlisle is one of the smaller cities in the country and it offers lots to do and see within easy walking distance of the railway station.
Markets and events are held in the pedestrianised city centre and within a short walk you can visit :
Carlisle Castle and the
There are some lovely parks and open spaces to keep the children amused or for a stroll by the River Eden and regular meetings are held at Carlisle Racecourse.
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