Touching History at Carlisle Citadel – Half Term Guided Tour

Tour Details

Join us on a tour of the west Citadel Tower to hear what it was like to be a prisoner in the cells, to be brought before the Judge in the Crown Court and to be taken to the Condemned Cell? Hear about crimes and punishments for both children and adults. What crime did a prisoner commit to experience the horror of transportation to Australia? What crime did a boy of 9 commit to be given hard labour? Learn all about the history of this well known grade 1 listed building built in 1822 on the site of the original built in 1542 on the orders of Henry VIII.


Touching History Tours will resume in February 2023



1 hour 15 minutes


Adult: £7
Child (Age 5-15 years): £

MyCumbria Card holders: £2 discount on all tickets.


Booking advisable at Carlisle Tourist Information call 01228 598596

Please contact Carol direct to book during Covid restrictions

Other Information

Not suitable for very young children. Several steps and stairways to negotiate.

Wrap up warm. Hot and cold drinks at the end of the tour.

Half Term Goody Bags for each child.

In Association With

Cumbria County Council logo