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Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the information you want in our service pages, you may be able to find it on this main FAQ page.
After looking at the statistics of how users browse our site we have now focused on the most used services as priority, many hundreds of information pages on our site that were accessed rarely or sometimes not at all have now been removed to de-clutter and make our site easier to use.

However we still accept that some information is desirable to help our users better understand aspects of how Carlisle City Council services work, so we provide FAQ lists on most our section landing pages.
All FAQs including any FAQ that does not fit in any of our our site sections are accessible here in the master FAQ page.

Master FAQ ( select a category or search for answers )

Living in Carlisle

Carlisle offers one of the most compact, level and visitor friendly city centres in the country. From boutique chic to familiar high-street havens, you will find it all in the award winning The Lanes shopping centre and the pedestrianised main high street.

Visit the award-winning Market Hall, which is now one of the few remaining covered Victorian Markets in the country. The regular city centre Farmer’s market has a huge variety of food from around the region, and the annual food fair and continental market bring in specialist produce from far and near.

The Sands Centre is Cumbria’s premier live arts venue hosting classical, pop and rock music plus theatre, drama and ballet productions from all over the world. You can also joy recitals at the Cathedral or dramatic productions at the Green Room and Stanwix Arts Theatre. There is a multi-screen cinema showing a huge range of films, or experience the thrill of Laserquest and ten-pin bowling for the more energetic.

A 2000 year old city steeped in culture set in breathtaking countryside with inspiring views. To the north is Hadrian's Wall, a World Heritage Site that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Just over the border are the Scottish towns of Gretna and Dumfries. East are the wild Pennine moors and the picturesque villages of the Eden Valley. The stunning landscapes of the Lake District beckon south; while westwards the Victorian seaside town of Silloth and the beautiful Solway Coast are attractions not to be missed.

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