Carlisle, The Borders, and The Lake District
A perfect combination
Orton Grange Park is situated off the A595 between Carlisle and Thursby. Dobbies famous Garden Centre, and Cranston’s Food Hall with its café and spa, are across the road from the park, only 100 meters away. The local shops and amenities of Dalston are just three miles away.
Carlisle is a five-minute drive away from the park, and is a dynamic vibrant city with much to do and explore. Carlisle Castle has stood erect for nine centuries, home to ancient prisoner’s beautiful carvings, a wall-walk and an exhibition. Carlisle is the site of Hadrian’s wall and the fascinating tale can be visited either on foot or with the option of a bus tour.
The old town hall remains in Carlisle from 1717 and has a tourist information centre upstairs. The old fire station also remains and is now an exciting arts and entertainment venue where all sorts from comedy to cabaret to live bands perform.
A great range of shops, cafes and pubs
There is a great range of shops in Carlisle, with all the loved high-street stores being available as well as local, independent boutiques, quirky retailers as well as pubs, cafes and restaurants serving cosy pub-grub and homemade cakes for a delicious afternoon tea.
World Heritage Sites and areas of natural beauty on your doorstep
Solway Coast AONB.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Solway has its own identity and creates a feeling that you have stepped back in time. This is the lesser explored yet breathtakingly beautiful part of Cumbria and south west Scotland that has a rich history full of fascination and intrigue. A pivotal place so important during many stages of significant national, and sometimes world history.
Settle to Carlisle Railway
The Settle to Carlisle Railway is one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK, with viaducts, tunnels and the wild scenery of the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales.
The Settle to Carlisle Railway was the last great mainline railway to be built in this country. Completed for passenger travel in 1876 by the Midland Railway Company, it had taken six years to build. For the 19th century engineers, the landscape presented a tremendous challenge to their ingenuity, skills and abilities.
Visit the Lake District, Cumbria for stunning landscapes with lakes, mountains, coastline, historic places to visit and attractions. Unwind and sample the great Cumbrian food and drink on offer. Find out what's on in the county that is known as the Adventure Capital of the UK.
World Class Fishing
The River Eden and its tributaries offer some of the finest game fishing anywhere in the United Kingdom. The river flows through the central heart of the city of Carlisle and the whole region is a fisherman's paradise with more fishing waters than any other county in England. The Eden is considered one of the best salmon rivers in the UK, and it still holds the record for the largest fly caught salmon.
Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the wild north west frontier of the Roman Empire. Today you can explore the Wall’s rich history and its dramatic landscape at over twenty English Heritage sites.
Discover the remains of the forts, towers, turrets and towns that once kept watch over the Wall. See rare Roman artefacts, get hands-on in museums and take in spectacular views of the rugged landscape to find out what life was like for the men, women and children on the edge of Roman Britain.
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