The Hidden History of Carlisle Citadel

The Hidden History of Carlisle Citadel

4th, 5th & 6th April 2018

1 hour 45 minute tour


Adults – £6
Children (8-15 years) – £4
MyCumbria Card Holders – £2 discount

Tour Details

We invite you to join a very special tour of both Citadel Towers.

See remains of the original Citadel built in 1542 on the orders of King Henry VIII; also the Nisi Prius Courtroom in the east Tower. Hear why it was built and the historic events that influenced its role in history.

You will also visit the Grand Jury Room and Former Crown Court in the west Tower. Also see the beautiful restored ceiling in The Old Court Room.


You can book by calling Carlisle Tourist Information Centre on 01228 598596 (credit cards accepted).

You can turn up at the door but places are limited so you may be disappointed.

Other Information

The tour is not suitable for very young children. There are many steps and stairways to negotiate.

Please enter via the East Citadel Tower.