The city of Carlisle is situated in the north of the county near to the Scottish border it is a city that is steeped in history and has many historical monuments including Carlisle Castle, the Cathedral and the Citadel which was built by Henry VIII. Although Carlisle is 2,000 years-old, it is a modern, thriving city offering shopping, entertainment, sports and sightseeing. It is the home of Carlisle United Football Club, an award winning museum and art gallery and the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall.
It is an important junction point for some of the counties main transport routes such as the West Coast Rail Line, the M6 Motorway, the A69 and the A695 which join together the North East of England and West Cumbria with Scotland and the North West of England. The rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril also converge in Carlisle before entering the Solway.
The City has a number of industrial estates, including Kingstown and Rosehill, both of which are home to many different commercial premises.
The Lanes Shopping Centre, in the heart of the city, has over 75 retailers under one roof. It is home to familiar high street names as well as a flagship Debenhams store. The victorian Market Hall, has independent specialist storeholders and a regular weekend farmer's market.
Carlisle is split into 12 urban wards, has the largest population in the county nearing 102, 000 people, has eight secondary school and a major hospital, an airport to the east of the city and the Sands Centre which is Cumbria's premier live arts venue.
Like all other fire stations the staff are actively involved in a wide range of community safety activities.
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