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Carlisle Castle

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English Heritage

Standing proud in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory.

For 500 years, until the English and Scottish crowns were united in 1603, Carlisle Castle was the principal fortress of England’s north-western border with Scotland. The castle has endured more sieges than any other place in the British Isles. From the 18th century to the 1960s it was the headquarters of the Border Regiment, one of the oldest in the British army.

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  • Title: Carlisle Castle
  • Location Created: Carlisle Castle
  • Original Source: Carlisle Castle
  • Rights: English Heritage

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