Carlisle is a cute small city, you have everything you need within 30 mins of walking. Great parks, good restaurants/take-aways, Carlisle have everything you need.. (Maybe except a Primark...)

By member1211725 On 29th July 15

Study in Carlisle

Carlisle is the second most northerly city in England and home to the University of Cumbria. 

 

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University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria strives to offer students research-informed academic studies, professionally focused courses and technical skills. The university has close links to local law firms, police forces and youth centres, NHS trusts, schools and colleges and practicing artists. 97% of graduates enter employment of further study 6 months after graduation.

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Carlisle Student Life

Carlisle is surrounded by magnificent landscapes and has a rich heritage waiting to be explored. It is the perfect location for those who love the outdoors.

Cost of Living

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs in Carlisle range from £67 - £121 per week; the average is £91 per week. 

Compare the average elsewhere: Sunderland: £108/week, Newcastle: £149/week, Preston: £105/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £12
A pint of beer: £3
A regular takeout coffee: £2.37
1L of milk: £0.77
A loaf of white bread: £0.90

(Source: Numbeo)

Nights Out 

Botchergate is a name you’ll get to know quickly. It’s the street you face as you exit the train station and a great place to start looking for entertainment. There’s a good selection of pubs, clubs and bars on and around Botchergate. For a quieter night, there are two cinemas in the same area and you can find classical music and concerts in St Cuthberts.

Public Transport

Stagecoach runs the local service, with regular rides to and from both campuses and the town centre. Students can get a Unirider bus ticket to help lower their overall travel costs if they are frequent bus-takers. There are excellent train links in Carlisle to Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh, that can all be reached in just 90 minutes.

Eating Out

Botchergate is also where you’ll find restaurants and takeaways to fit any situation or budget, from classy dates down to cheeky post-club kebabs. Some favourites are Timmy’s Bar & Kitchen, Royal Outpost Thai & Malaysian Restaurant and Brewdog.

 

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Shopping 

The Lanes Shopping Centre houses all the main high street shops that you’ll need such as H&M, Primark, Superdrug and much more. For local produce, head to The Market Hall which is one of the few remaining Victorian covered markets and it boasts a great selection of stalls as well as cafes. 

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Days Out

 

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Sands Centre

To the north of the city centre you’ll find the Sands Centre. This massive complex multi-tasks as an entertainment venue and sports centre. In one half there are stages for live music acts, theatre and comedy, while in the other half there’s space for track and field games, a gym, a climbing wall and a swimming pool. 

 

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Hadrian’s Wall

It’s over 70-miles long and Carlisle is right at the western end of it. This makes the city a popular place for hikers to start the walk along it. Why not join them?

 

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Tullie House Museum

If you like museums, this is a great one. It tracks Carlisle’s (somewhat violent!) history from prehistoric times through the Roman and Viking invasions, and then the Industrial Revolution.

 

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Lake District

This is one of the UK’s prime holiday destinations and those that appreciate a well-poured pint might also be interested to know that Cumbria has more microbreweries than any other county. If you’re planning a post-exam trip, you know where to go.

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22nd June 2021

The area is lovely and...

The area is lovely and the distance to walk to the shops isn’t far however, it can be very busy during holidays as it is a very touristy place read more

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11th June 2021

Decent town. Lovely walks...

Decent town. Lovely walks through it and parks are also nice read more

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member1021102
21st March 2016

Hate living here, nothing...

Hate living here, nothing to do. Very boring to the point I couldn't continue living her for the duration of my course. read more

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member1211725
29th July 2015

Carlisle is a cute small...

Carlisle is a cute small city, you have everything you need within 30 mins of walking. Great parks, good restaurants/take-aways, Carlisle have everything you need.. (Maybe except a Primark...) read more

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member811654
28th July 2015

Needs a Primark

Needs a Primark read more

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member66668
23rd April 2015

Grey nothingness.

Grey nothingness. read more

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