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Carlisle Castle Cumbria

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Areas served:

North West

Carlisle, , Cumbria, CA3 8UR

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MONTHS OPEN

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

AGE GROUPS SERVED

5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics, a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Science | Arts & Galleries | Castles | Cathedrals. Abbeys. Churches | Historical Heritage | Museums | Outdoor Education | Parks and Gardens | Technology | Team Building | Religious Education | PSHE | Business Studies | Citizenship | Design and Technology | English | Environmental Studies | Geography | History | ICT | Leisure and Tourism | Mathematics | Music | Wildlife and Nature Reserves


What we offer

Impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history - excellent for medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics, a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.

What makes us a great choice?

Why visit?

Free entry for self-led learning groups

Free planning visits for learning group leaders

Cross-curricular opportunities for all Key Stages - great for landscape and geographical learning, and story-telling

Ideal for medieval, Tudor, Civil War and 18th century topics

Learn about Anglo-Scottish history, royal connections (Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here 1567-8), and Civil War sieges

Compare the castle as a home, its strategic importance and its military connections through to the present day

Education room for 30

Book box

Exhibitions and re-created interiors

Guidebook at 20% discount for learning group leaders

Hazard Information Sheet to help make risk assessment a doddle

What is typically included?

Resources and things to do:

Visit the Military Museum free of charge (please book visits with the Museum too on 01228 532774)

Discovery visit (facilitated session £90 per group of 30) - Villains or victims - the border raiders? story KS1, KS2, KS3

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Our Organisers? Packs contain information about property facilities and links to Teachers? Kits with lots of ideas about what to do before, during and after a day-long trip. They also contain a permit which gives you free entry on the day and for a planning visit and a hazard information sheet to make risk assessments easy.

A range of free images and ideas for learning can be found at http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk and in our online Heritage Learning magazine - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/education/heritage-learning/

Risk Assessment Details

Group leaders can visit the property free of charge for a familiarisation trip. Property hazard information can be downloaded from our website.. Risk assessments are available for Discovery Visits.

Education Officer Information

Phone: 0870 333 0606 (9am-5pm weekdays)

Online - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/educationonlinebooking

If the property you wish to book is not listed please phone: 0870 333 0606

Email: bookeducation@english-heritage.org.uk

Pricing Information

Free entry for self-led learning groups . See above for other options or

contact us for details of all other options.

Clothing Requirements

Visits are likely to involve a fair amount of walking on uneven ground up a steep hill. Stout walking shoes are recommended in all seasons. Some sites are in fairly exposed areas and may have limited cover so warm


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