Carlisle Citadel

The Hidden History of Carlisle Citadel

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1 hour 30 minute tour
Followed by Seasonal refreshments.


£8 Adult
Not suitable for very young children

Tour Details

We are now able to offer a guided tour of both Citadel Towers. In 1541 Henry VIII gave orders to build a Citadel. By 1822 it was re-built. You will see the Tudor Gun Ports and Georgian Nisi Prius Court Room in the East Tower and the Condemned Cell, and Crown Court in the West Tower.

Hear why Henry VIII built the Citadel and the historic events that influenced its role in history and changes to the present day.

Steps and stairways are involved.