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Ceremony location

Your ceremony will be held at Carlisle Cathedral (main venue).

ProcessingGraduandsBlueSky, Students walking into Carlisle Cathedral for their graduation



Carlisle is easily accessible with good road and railway links.

Online map and Sat Nav references

  • Carlisle Cathedral (main venue) - CA3 8TZ
  • Live Video Link (Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery) - CA3 8UL
  • Crown & Mitre Hotel - CA3 8HZ but for car parking use CA3 8HB.
    The Cathedral is situated on Castle Street in the centre of Carlisle. 


Parking is sign-posted and is available near the Cathedral at the Damside, Viaduct and Devonshire Walk car parks. Carlisle City Council provides car parking information on their website. 

By rail

The Cathedral is less than ten minutes walk from the train station. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank in front of the station. For information about timetables, booking tickets and station facilities, visit Avanti West Coast or your preferred train ticket provider.

By booking early, it is possible to get cheaper tickets and Virgin offer the following tips.

By air

The nearest airports to Carlisle are:

  • Newcastle Airport (NCL) – 50.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) – 74.9 miles
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) – 77.7 miles


Good value accommodation is available for students and guests at the University of Cumbria, Fusehill-St-Accommodation and Brampton Rd campuses.

Alternatively, Carlisle has plenty of accommodation on offer including hotels, bed and breakfast and self-catering. Carlisle Tourism Partnership offer accommodation information for visitors on the Discover Carlisle website, or you can call the Tourist Information Centre on 01228 625600.

Eating out

There are a wide range of places to eat in the city centre. For more information visit the food and drink pages of the Discover Carlisle website, run by Carlisle Tourism Partnership.

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