Carlisle, the Capital of Cumbria

If I were going to live in England, it would be here.

HARD on the border with Scotland, Carlisle has a citadel, a castle, and a 900-year-old cathedral as well as the nearby scenic attractions of the Solway Coast and the Lake District.

Carlisle is also the capital of Cumbria, the most north-western historical region or ceremonial county of England.

The name Cumbria has the same origin as Cymru, the indigenous name for Wales. Some Cumbrian place names, such as Penrith, look Welsh. Other…

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.