With its compact, level and largely traffic-free shopping area, Carlisle is one of the most visitor-friendly cities in the country. From well-known high street chains to small, independent shops you will find everything from fashionable clothing to outdoor equipment.
The largest shopping centre in Cumbria and the Borders, The Lanes shopping centre has over 75 shops ranging from Local Boutique's like 'Carlisle Blinds' to high end High Street Brands like 'Fat Face' and 'Monsoon'. Located close to the centre, The Lanes is an easy walking distance from both the bus and railway stations.
The Market Hall is one of the few covered Victorian Markets remaining in the UK. It has a wide variety of stalls, with everything from fresh meat and vegetables, haberdashery and clothes to florists, cards, stationery and much more. The Market also has two cafés offering food, to those who simply want to watch the world go by.
Hosted on the first Friday of every month, Carlisle farmers market is situated in the busy pedestrianised City Centre, providing a fantastic opportunity to pick up some real bargains from the very best local food producers.