Both Carlisle Castle and Tullie House are located very near to each other. They are an easy walk apart in the more scenic part of Carlisle.
Tullie House is on Castle Street CA3 8TP and nearby is Carlisle Castle on Castle Way, Carlisle CA3 8UR.
Tullie House is located in a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion housing a collection of historical artifacts, an art collection and local nature exhibits (fire a Roman weapon, climb a life sized section of the Roman Wall, visit a badger sett). We have enjoyed an afternoon roaming around this eclectic mix of exhibitions combining sections over the generations of the best of the North West. It is well curated, kid friendly and a partner with the British Museum. Check out the Trip Advisor reviews for more feedback on the museum. It has an excellent Garden Restaurant.
Carlisle Castle is managed by English Heritage and still in use as a working barrack.
There is lots of history here on the turbulent part of England. For 500 years until the English and Scottish crowns were united in 1603, Carlisle Castle was the principal Northern fortress for the English. It was held to siege ten times in its history & is the most besieged place in the British Isles.
Since it is still a current military installation, there are parts which cannot be visited & the castle is only open for tours between end March and end September. They have a Medieval Castle Family Fun Trail running from 20 July – 1 Sept and offer guided tours throughout the day.