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May 2010 - Carlisle England
We stopped here overnight on our drive from Scotland to Manchester.
Carlisle is the administrative centre of the City of Carlisle borough in North West England. Carlisle is located at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril, 10 miles (16 km) south of the Scottish border.
Driving into Carlisle on a not so pretty day, however, we couldn't complain as we had had great weather most of the time.
My favourite coffee shop in the UK and Ireland!
The two imposing drum towers, prominently located at the southern edge of the city centre, are collectively known as the Citadel.
Originally erected in 1541 by Henry VIII to strengthen the southern approach to the city, the twin towers were re-built in 1810 and housed the courts and County gaol. The west tower held criminal trials and the east tower held civil trials, though these courts no longer take place in the Citadel.
Breakfast at The Griffin.
I'd love to see the town for myself someday.ReplyDelete
Don't think I have ever been there. The Manchester area is where I was born. I used to live in the Bramhall/Stockport area which was not much more than villages at the time.ReplyDelete
What a pretty town. I love the juxtaposition of Scotch St and English St. An interesting history now that Scottish independence is in the news again.ReplyDelete