Shopping in Carlisle

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Carlisle city centre, shoppers, Old Town Hall clockWe are a compact and historic city which has retained its distinctive shopping and is easy on the eye. With its level and largely traffic-free shopping area, Carlisle is one of the most visitor-friendly cities in the country.

Christmas Shopping

Late Night Chrsitmas Shopping will take place every Thursday from 19 November to 17 December. On each Thursday, most stores will be open until 9pm.

Carlisle City Council are providing free parking in their city centre car parks after 3pm each Late Night Christmas Shopping Thursday in the following car parks: Bitts Park; Cecil Street; Civic Centre; Devonshire Walk; Lower Viaduct; Lowther Street; Paddy’s Market; The Sands Centre; Town Dyke Orchard and Upper Viaduct.

 Download the Carlisle City Council Saver Permit car parks map (PDF, 152KB)

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Shops in Carlisle and surrounding areas