We’ve come a long way to Lake District, and since we hired a car, driving further up north doesn’t seem outrageous. Though I had to be convinced to give up a day in Lake District as the drive to our destination – Carlisle – isn’t as short as I expect. Little did I know, the site that my travel buddy suggested is one of Unesco’s World Heritage site. What the heck, it’s somewhere I’d probably see once and for all so might as well ‘get it out of the way’. That’s how I see it, yes, a chore.
Next destination: Birdoswald Roman Fort in Carlisle.
Entry fee: £5.20 (Adult), £4.70 (Concession)
Roman army training for the little ones, just to have some fun
Get to fiddle around with some Roman toys. It’s a skull work out weight I tell ya
People just love traveling with dogs. They were everywhere we went. This one’s a motherly Beagle
The Hadrian’s Wall path built by the Romans as a defensive border over 1000 years ago!
The scenery sitting on top of the wall. Simply. Breath-taking
Stepping on the border between England and Scotland
2 hours was sufficient so we headed to the town center of Carlisle where the castle was located
Unfortunately it was closed for visitors when we arrived
Admiring the beauty on the outside wasn’t too bad
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Pretty. Pretty plain. Pretty dead
Carlisle town information centre
Was a pleasant stroll through the beautiful in/outdoor town mall
And that was it. One full day up in Carlisle and sufficient enough to not regret being there for too long or too brief. Also, the drive back to Lake District got pretty tricky and dangerous after sunset. So leave before dinner!
Next up: More on Lake District