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Storage in Carlisle | More information on Carlisle

Carlise, Cumbria, England

Carlisle is a historic city located in Cumbria, England. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Britain and has a rich and varied history that spans over two thousand years.

The city's origins can be traced back to the Roman era, when a fort was built in the area to protect the frontier of the Roman Empire. During this time, the fort was known as "Luguvalium" and was an important military and trading center. This fort was located at the crossroads of several important Roman roads, which helped to make Carlisle a hub of trade and commerce.

In the centuries that followed, Carlisle grew and developed into a bustling city. During the Norman period, a castle and cathedral were built, and the city became an important center for religion and politics. The castle was one of the strongest fortifications in England, and the cathedral was known for its beautiful stained-glass windows and impressive architecture.

During the Middle Ages, Carlisle was a strategically important city, located on the border between England and Scotland. As a result, the city was repeatedly fought over and changed hands between the two countries several times. In the 13th century, the castle was rebuilt and became one of the strongest fortifications in England, helping to repel Scottish invasions.

In the following centuries, Carlisle continued to play a role in the wars between England and Scotland, and was also involved in the English Civil War. Despite its tumultuous history, Carlisle thrived and developed into a major center for trade, with merchants and artisans flocking to the city to take advantage of its growing prosperity. During this time, many of the city's impressive buildings and structures were constructed, including the Guildhall and the Citadel, which still stand today.

In the 19th century, Carlisle became an important transportation hub, with the arrival of the railway connecting the city to the rest of Britain. The railway brought a new wave of prosperity to the city, and many of the grand buildings that still stand today were constructed during this time. The arrival of the railway also helped to boost the city's already thriving economy, with new industries springing up to take advantage of the new transportation links.


In more recent times, Carlisle has continued to evolve and grow. The city has undergone several major renovations and improvements, including the restoration of many of its historic buildings and the construction of new shopping and leisure facilities. Today, Carlisle is a thriving city, with a rich cultural heritage, beautiful architecture, and a thriving economy.


Despite its long and often turbulent history, Carlisle remains an important and vibrant city, proud of its heritage and eager to face the challenges of the future. The city is home to many cultural events and festivals, including the annual Carlisle Music and Arts Festival and the historic Carlisle Cavalcade, which celebrates the city's rich history and cultural heritage.


Carlisle has a rich and varied history that spans over two thousand years. From its beginnings as a Roman fort, to its role as a strategic city on the border between England and Scotland, to its status as a transportation hub and center of commerce, Carlisle has always been at the forefront of historical events. Today, the city is proud of its heritage and continues to thrive, offering visitors a glimpse into its fascinating past and a glimpse into its exciting future.

Carlisle, or the Great Border City, as its known has excellent road communication links. Accessed from the A69, just some 60 odd miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, or motorway junctions 42, 43 and 44 of the M6 Motorway, it sits roughly two hours from Manchester.

This makes Carlisle a great place as a distribution centre as stock can be easily distributed to other parts of the country. This makes sense for business.

If you're relocating to Carlisle, its a great place to live. Wonderful view and scenery with the rugged Cumbrian landscape and the Lake District being just fifteen minutes down one motorway junction.

We've included the following useful links which provides further information on Carlisle. We hope you enjoy.

Visiting Carlisle - this is a site organised by the tourist board.

Rome Street Depot - one of our key self storage sites in Carlisle. Learn interesting facts.

Discover Carlisle - a site which goes into some of the history of the City inlcuding Roman times and its Roman history.

Things to do in Carlisle - this trip advisor site goes into detail and sheds light on what to do for a good day out in the City.

Visit England - has a great site about Carlisle and its heritage.

We hope we've provided further help and information for anyone who may be relocating a business to the area, or those who simply wish to pay a visit and perhaps relocate to Carlisle.

carlisle citadel

Above: Carlisle Citadel leading into the High Street

Millennium Bridge Carlisle, Cumbria

Above: Carlisle Millennium Bridge - Constructed October 2000. Click on the picture for more interesting facts about it.

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