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Car hire in Carlisle

Car hire in Carlisle

Carlisle is a city in Cumbria, in north-west England, near the border with Scotland. You can get to and from Carlisle using the M6 motorway and the A7, A69 and A689 arterial roads. It’s a beautiful city with a great deal to offer visitors.

What I need to know

There are a number of car hire companies operating in Carlisle, which means you can usually get a good price. You can compare car hire using our site and find the best deal for you. So far, we’ve helped more than five million people in 170 countries. Carlisle car hire is a great option that lets you see this gorgeous part of the world.

Where to pick up my car

Carlisle car rental companies are found downtown in the city centre. Most are within walking distance from the main train station. If you’ve arrived from Carlisle Lake District Airport (CAX), all you have to do is get into the city and you’ll find the office you need.

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Where to go

Carlisle offers you wonderful nature and ancient architecture that provide a stunning backdrop to your stay. You have so many options for things to do, from cultural activities to golf, that you won’t run out of ideas when you arrive in Carlisle. You can also venture further and see some of England’s most beautiful landscapes.

Nearby Carlisle

When you visit Carlisle, you should make an effort to visit the Lake District. This area is famous for being an inspiration to poet William Wordsworth. You can also drive just 41km down the A69 to see Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman defence barrier, on the Scottish border.

Longer drives

If you want to see more of the UK, you can head up to Glasgow, in western Scotland. You can also head across to the north-east of England and visit Newcastle, which has a buzzing nightlife and vibrant creative scene.

Eating and drinking

Hiring a car in Carlisle means you can try all the food it has to offer - many different types of dishes. Whatever your preference - whether it’s pub food or top quality cuisine - you can find it in the city. You can accompany your dinner with a locally brewed beer.

Things to do

If aircrafts are an interest of yours, you should stop by the Solway Aviation Museum. There, you can learn about the part Carlisle played in the history of the Royal Air Force. You can then relax in one of the city’s many lovely parks. If golf is your preferred way of relaxing, Carlisle Golf Club welcomes visitors.


You should not miss the opportunity to visit Carlisle Castle. There is so much to see that it can become a whole-day trip. Carlisle Cathedral is another architectural must-see, having been founded in 1122. It is one of the UK’s smallest cathedrals and is a real treasure in the city.