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Welcome to Art's and Culture

Whatever the new ‘normal’ is there’s never been a more poignant and exciting time for arts and culture. Like very thirsty people we’ve all been dreaming of slaking our creative thirst. There’s real positive energy just bursting to get out. Be part of these exciting times, there are already many ways to get involved (some listed below) but there’s always room for new ideas.

So sharpen those pens, dust off the brushes, or have a gargle and get your voice ready. Here’s to it. Scroll down for more information or use our interactive map and lists of exciting museums and monuments.

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Bitts Park (CA3 8UL)

The park is a peaceful haven only 800 metres from the City Centre, comprising formal gardens, riverside walks, children’s play area and splash park (operates 11am-6pm), running routes and sports facilities.

Bitts Park (CA3 8UL)

A great place for relaxing, having fun and connecting with nature. The Rivers Eden and Caldew form the park’s Northern and Western boundaries respectively..

Bitts Park is the home to Carlisle's premier play area with splash park, an outdoor active space and skate park.

A limited amount of free parking is available on a first come first served basis opposite the entrance to the Sheepmount athletics stadium, off Sheepmount Road. Further pay and display car parks can be found off Dacre Road (East of Carlisle Castle) and Devonshire Walk (West of Carlisle Castle).

Further pedestrian access to the park may be gained from Hardwick Circus, Eden Bridge and the City Centre.

Bitts Park is easily accessable by using public transport links to Carlisle City Centre.

Richmond Green(CA2 6SZ)

A peaceful green space with a play area, football pitches and a wildlife area. There is a small parking area at the end of Wootton Way and Richmond Green, the site being easily accessible on foot from Queensway, Ness Way, Cherry Brow and Richmond Green

Richmond Green(CA2 6SZ)

Play area details

  • · Age range play area equipment aimed at : 0 - 12
  • · Accessible equipment : Various inclusive play items
  • · Is the play area fenced : Yes






Tribune Drive(CA3 OLG)

Green corridor running between Tribune Drive and Antonine Way, with ornamental tree species, a play area and hard surface sports court. Accessible by foot from Tribune Drive and Antonine Way.

Tribune Drive(CA3 OLG)

Play area details:

  • Age range play area equipment aimed at : 0 - 12
  • Accessible equipment : None but various inclusive play items
  • Is the play area fenced : Yes

Chances Park (CA2 6JP)

Chances Park is specially landscaped to offers great views of the city of Carlisle. The main entrance to Chance's Park and the community centre is off the Wigton Road (A595) where there is a free car park for visitors. There is pedestrian access off Dunmallet Rigg, Wigton Road, Dunmail Drive, Park Road and Langrigg Road.

Chances Park (CA2 6JP)

Chance’s Park is situated on high ground within the Morton Area of Carlisle, to the West of City. The park forms the grounds of Morton Manor, once the home of the Chance family, now a Community Centre.  Free visitor parking is available at the Community Centre, situated off Wigton Road. Pedestrian access to the park may be gained from Dunmallet Rigg, Langrigg Road, Park Road, Dunmail Drive and Wigton Road.


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Useful Information and links

A Strategic Framework for Culture in Carlisle was initiated in 2019 by a small steering group of Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust and the University of Cumbria.  The consultation was designed to not only engage existing cultural specialists but to encourage a diverse range of voices representing diversity, business, education, health, individual and freelance artists and creative practitioners to contribute to shaping the future arts and cultural agenda.

Discover Carlisle has lots of ideas for things to see and do in and around England’s biggest city


"A virtual hub for all things multicultural in Cumbria. Sharing our similarities and celebrating our differences"

 Multicultural Cumbria

    Cumbria Arts & Culture Network 

 Cumbria CVS

      Prism Arts

   Eden Arts


   Carlisle Contemporary Arts 


There are a number of historical monument in and around Carlisle.  Please see the downloadable Monuments and Memorial Guide below.

Public art

Professional street art is growing in the city as show cased in this Cumbria Guide article.  


Landmark Street Art








The Source Collective  


Theatre and Drama


  Rocket Theatre