Destination guide

The friendly area of Carlisle awaits your stay

The area's culture and cathedral are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Carlisle. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its bars and coffeehouses. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Carlisle

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Carlisle a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carlisle Racecourse (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (22.1 mi / 35.5 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (22.6 mi / 36.3 km)
  • Kielder Observatory (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
  • Lockerbie Golf Club (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Carlisle

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Carlisle is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bitts Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Talkin Tarn Country Park (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Lacy's Caves (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Mayburgh Henge (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)
  • Crag Lough (20.7 mi / 33.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Carlisle

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Wetheral Station, Carlisle Station and Dalston Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Carlisle, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 541 vacation rentals around Carlisle. From 446 cottage rentals to 49 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Carlisle?

Sometimes you just really need to get away from it all. Forget the hustle and bustle and discover the allure and rustic charm of country living. Vrbo has 166 countryside rental properties in this destination. On the hunt for a different vacation style? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our selection here includes:

  • 97 village vacation rentals.
  • 57 lakeside vacation rentals.
  • 49 riverside vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Carlisle in a large group?

There's nothing quite like reuniting with old work colleagues or spending a few nights with your loved ones in a fantastic new area. What's best, Vrbo has options to suit you. At the moment, cottage vacation homes are popular for large groups of travelers here, and you'll find 53 available on our database. The rental options that can cater to large groups here include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can hold 6 vacationers? We have 110 that will suit. Prices begin from just $52 per night.
  • Need a rental property for 5 people? We have 45 that will serve you well. Prices start from $52 per night.
  • Searching for rental properties catering to 8 guests? You'll be delighted to hear we have 35 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just $130 per night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can bring your uncle, your grandpa and all your friends to Carlisle.