When staying at Queensberry Bay Leisure Park, the historic city of Carlisle is less than 45 minutes drive away, providing a host of activities and an excellent day out. Whether it’s wildlife, history or science, Carlisle is a city steeped in family friendly tourist attractions that are certainly worth a visit when holidaying or staying in a holiday home of your own.

Enjoy a trip to Carlisle Castle when staying at Queensberry Bay

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle is a must see if you’re visiting the capital of Cumbria. Nestled within the city centre itself, Carlisle Castle has a vast history dating back to the Roman era, where it was used as a fort and occupied by the Romans until the end of the 4th century. In more recent history, Mary Queen of Scots fled Scotland and stayed at Carlisle Castle in the Warden’s tower. You can wander the grounds and discover the artefacts from its 2400-year history, for the yesteryear enthusiasts, this is not to be missed.

Cumberland Birds of Prey Centre

If nature and wildlife is your thing, the Cumberland Birds of Prey Centre is located only 40 minutes from Queensberry Bay. Housing a selection of birds including hawks, falcons and owls, the falconry display itself is the best way to see these birds of prey first-hand. Whilst you’re there, you can also book in a hawk walk, allowing you to get hands on with a hawk in its natural environment.

Tullie House Art Gallery and Museum

Built in 1689, Tullie House Art Gallery and Museum is one of Carlisle’s most popular tourist attractions, due to its variety of exhibits covering subjects such as art, human history and natural sciences. Get interactive with Roman history to Eden wildlife and even local history, this tourist attraction has excellent displays for children and adults of all ages and interests.

Solway Aviation Museum in Carlisle
Solway Aviation Museum © Oliver Dixon – geograph.org.uk/p/2150292

Solway Aviation museum

Solway Aviation museum on the outskirts of Carlisle, next to Carlisle Airport, highlights the rich history of British aircraft and their industry leading design. The museum is run by a team of knowledgeable volunteers who will guide you through the various aircrafts on site. View the Avro Vulcan, which was pivotal in the UK’s reconnaissance programme during the cold war in the 1960’s. Other aircraft include the English Electric Canberra and the Sikorsky S.55 helicopter that served with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.

You can enjoy all these day trips and more from your very own holiday home at Queensberry Bay Leisure Park. Why not take the first step towards holiday home ownership by arranging a park tour today.