Hadrian's Cycleway Day 3--Silloth to Carlisle
Trip Start Jun 02, 2010
17Trip End Jun 16, 2010
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Despite the conditions, we made good time and arrived in Carlisle after 35 miles around 3 pm
After checking into our B&B, we made a mad dash to Carlisle Castle to get in as much of it as we could before it closed at 5 pm. Lots of history there. Dates back to 1077. Right on the Scottish border. Edward I even held parliment here during the time of "Braveheart" (where he certainly would have met Mel Gibson) and Robert the Bruce. From the castle we skipped over to Carlisle Cathedral. A real oldie as well with a beautiful blue star painted ceiling. We were just in time for Evensong which I am sure must be interesting for many people. Something about going in a church, sitting down and listening to soft music just puts me right to sleep. Thirty minutes and a few nudges later and we escaped back outside and had a quick bite before heading in to our room for biscuits and tea.