University of Cumbria - Carlisle
“Sport facilities on site.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Just five minutes from Carlisle city centre, J42 of the M6 and the West Coast mainline train station, our halls of residence offer a comfortable and cost-effective alternative to staying in a hotel or hostel. Our ensuite, single study rooms are arranged in flats of between 5 and 9 bedrooms, with Wi-Fi throughout. Each bedroom is fully furnished with a single bed, wardrobe and desk and its own shower room. All flats share a spacious kitchen/diner, which is great for socialising and fully equipped for Self-Catering. A catering service is available for larger groups, with onsite dining facilities available for all (check for opening times when booking).
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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