Don't forget Carlisle for your next self catering holiday

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Carlisle is located in North Cumbria and is the only city in this county. It has a wealth of character is steeped in history and architecturally, it is quite striking. The red sandstone buildings typified by the Carlisle Castle right in the heart of the city.

Due to it's location, it is an ideal base for setting on an exploration and there isn't a better type of accommodation than self catering when you're exploring. Come and go when you please and return to a spacious and comfortable cottages or house after a full days exploration.

To the west there is the Solway coast and Solway Firth. Well worth a visit as views can be seen of the Lake District mountains as well as being so close to Scotland you feel like you can touch it.

Then to the south it isn't far to get to the Northern Lake District to Caldbeck just inside the boundary or a little further down to the very popular market town of Keswick and the masses of stunning Lake District fells.

To the north and you've guest it, it's Scotland. The Scottish Borders particularly are well worth a visit. Quiet and unspoilt the Border towns of Hawick, Galashiels and Jedburgh as well as across to Dumfriesshire.

Finally to the east and again, very different landscapes, terrain and landmarks. The landmark most famously of Hadrian's Wall. Now a World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall is a must to visit, dotted with castles and other notable structures along the way.

So using Carlisle cottages as a base when exploring such diverse and plentiful locations is an ideal holiday.

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