The World Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop at Gretna Green.
Famous since 1754, the Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green, is one of Scotland’s earliest visitor attractions so if you’re looking for places to visit in Scotland then Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop should most definitely be on your list. Now a thriving visitor centre, the Blacksmiths Shop has a fabulous range of shopping options & things to do onsite.
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village
Just 6 miles from Calemot Holiday Park, Gretna Gateway offers some great shopping with some bargains to be found.
Longtown is just 2 miles from Camelot Holiday Park. Longtown has a turbulent history that is very interesting when explored. It has a population of about 3000. Unlike many towns, which grew from smaller villages or settlements, Longtown was planned and built in the late 18th century.
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Kielder Water & Forest Park brings you nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider. Home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and, at over 250 square miles, the largest working forest in England.
Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory. It has withstood many sieges, contained a valuable royal prisoner, and been home to the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment. Discover the castle’s turbulent past in the fascinating family-friendly exhibition. Explore medieval castle rooms as well as 19th century military buildings, and visit Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.
Hadrian’s Wall is a spectacular World Heritage Site, marching 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the wildest and most dramatic countryside in England. Explore ruined forts, museums and a Roman town along the wall to find out more about life on the northern fontier.
Carlisle Cathedral is one of the jewels of North West England and, after standing on the border with Scotland for almost 900 years, it has a lively story to tell. It may not be the best known medieval Cathedral in England, it is certainly not the biggest, but it delights its many visitors.
Talking Tarn Country Park
Talkin Tarn Country Park lies nine miles east of Carlisle and two mile south of Brampton on the B6413 Castle Carrock road. There is a 65 acre lake set amid 120 acres of farmland and woodland. The tarn is an ideal place for active recreation or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands.
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
One of the top places to visit in Carlisle, Tullie House, where historic collections, contemporary art and family fun are brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery.
Solway Aviation Museum
Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.
The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in WWII.
Carlisle Race Course
Carlisle Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located at Blackwell village, near Carlisle, Cumbria, England. The course has been on its present site since 1904, when it moved there from another location near Carlisle. The course is 1m 4f (2.41km) in circumference, right handed, and hosts flat racing in the summer and National Hunt racing over the winter months.
Carlisle Lake District Airport
Carlisle Lake District Airport is the gateway to the Lake District National Park, the Pennines, South West Scotland and Border regions, located just nine miles from Camelot Holiday Park.