Carlisle, which is often affectionately nicknamed the Great Border City, is situated in Cumbria. This cathedral city is in the North West of the United Kingdom. It is only eight miles from the Scottish Border and although far from London, you can travel there by rail in less than four hours.
Carlisle, once a small market town, is now a prosperous and flourishing city which attracts many different skills and businesses in Manufacturing, Health, Retail, Public Sector, Food and Drink, Digital, Transport and Logistics. Tourism is also an important factor here due to its beautiful location and it attracts many visitors each year.
Over three hundred million pounds of money is already coming into five key areas which include Carlisle and will continue over the next few years. According to the councillor for economic development, the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal will bring more business, more jobs and more investments further boosting the local economy. Furthermore, the Carlisle District Local Plan has set out some ongoing yet highly ambitious and exciting plans for expansion and regeneration.
The University of Cumbria, which is the only university to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and established in 2007, has its main headquarters in Carlisle and is very well respected with an extremely high percentage of graduate employability.
Carlisle is easily accessible from Scotland, being popular with commuters and is very well connected by main roads. If you wish for a more leisurely and scenic journey to Carlisle then try the spellbinding route via steam train, embarking at Settle in North Yorkshire, through some of the most breathtaking and impressive scenery imaginable.The Pennines, Lake District, Northumberland National Park and the Eden Valley are all within close proximity.
Surrounded by three meandering rivers and charming countryside, you can easily appreciate the timeless beauty and tradition of the city. Hadrian's Wall, which is the largest Roman display of archaeology in Britain and spanning a staggering 73 miles in length, is not too far away. Carlisle boasts a long and varied past of bloody battles, sieges, rebellions and victories. From Saxons and Vikings to Royalty and Celts...they have all left their mark.
Carlisle Castle is over 900 years old and welcomes visitors and here you can even see where Mary Queen Of Scots was held prisoner by her cousin all those centuries ago. It is here also that the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery along with the ancient Cathedral proudly stand in Carlisle's Historic Quarter.
In contrast to the centuries old buildings and quieter traditional shops, there are a wealth of modern and themed stores and restaurants which cater for all ages and preferences.
Carlisle has a fantastic sense of community and with good schools and is proving to be both a popular and sought after destination.
The property market is buoyant and always has a variety of wonderful homes on offer with prices much lower than in comparison with other areas of the country.
If you’re looking for a new career in Carlisle, we recommend attending our Carlisle Careers Fair! Our career fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education levels the opportunity to speak to representatives from an abundance of local employers. Book a ticket today!
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