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About Carlisle

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  • Carlisle is located at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril, 10 miles (16 km) south of the Scottish border. It is the largest settlement in the county of Cumbria.
  • The early history of Carlisle is marked by its status as a Roman settlement, established to serve the forts on Hadrian’s Wall. During the Middle Ages, because of its proximity to the Kingdom of Scotland, Carlisle became an important military stronghold; Carlisle Castle, still relatively intact, was built in 1092 by William Rufus, and once served as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. The castle now houses the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and the Border Regiment Museum. In the early 12th century, Henry I allowed the foundation of a priory in Carlisle. The town gained the status of a city when its diocese was formed in 1133, and the priory became Carlisle Cathedral

University of Cumbria Facts

  • The only UK university with a base in a national park, the University of Cumbria is one of Britain’s newest public universities.
  • The university offers courses in STEM subjects, social sciences, sports sciences, humanities, business and economy.
  • It also provides vocational training in education, nursing, and social care. Cumbria has the highest number of outdoor study degrees in the UK, taking advantage of its location in the Lake District.
  • Carlisle, Lancaster, and Ambleside are home to the university’s campuses. All three have a low cost of living for the UK.
  • The relatively compact student population means that attendees benefit from smaller study groups.
  • The University of Cumbria also has a presence in London, with a campus in the British capital’s East India Dock


Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, United Kingdom

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