Breathe in Carlisle's history

University of Cumbria is located in the historic city of Carlisle, an ancient border fortress since the Roman times. Most visitors head straight for Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO listed fortification built almost 2000 years ago. Carlisle itself is home to beautifully preserved landmarks, like its 12th century castle, housing a prison and displays of Roman relics. A few minutes walk away is Carlisle Cathedral, stuffed with glorious medieval art and stained glass.

Head for the Lakes

University of Cumbria is just 40 minute drive from the iconic Lake District, England's world famous National Park and the inspiration behind some of the nation's most beloved romantic poetry. Start your discovery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site at Duddon, Wordsworth's favourite valley, before taking the Lake Windermere water bus, for stunning close-up views of the area's most popular lake. For an unforgettable family picnic, take a basket down to the shores of Derwent Water.

Sample Carlisle's nightlife

With more than 13,000 students living in and around Carlisle, University of Cumbria fosters a buzzing nightlife in the border city. The most popular venues are the atmospheric pubs in the historic centre. Start at the Kings Head, Near Market Cross, which serves up local ales and beers. On Botchergate you'll find a sprinkling of reasonably-priced, cheerful bars including the Woodrow Wilson, which offers a decent beer garden.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near University of Cumbria? Travelodge Carlisle Central Hotel is walking distance, or Travelodge Carlisle M6 Hotel offers great road links to the south.