Carlisle Castle - Added to Castles and Fortifications in North West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

On the approach to the Castle entrance on the A595 turn left at Devonshire walk, you can can park in the car park (£1.20 for an hour)

And you are in a park adjacent to the Castle walls. The castle is managed by English Heritage.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 02/02/2021. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.


Carlisle Castle was first built during the reign of William II of England, the son of William the Conqueror who invaded England in 1066. At that time, Cumberland (the original name for north and west Cumbria) was still considered a part of Scotland. William II ordered the construction of a Norman style motte and bailey castle in Carlisle on the site of the old Roman fort of Luguvalium, dated by dendrochronology to 72AD, with the castle construction beginning in 1093. The need for a castle in Carlisle was to keep the northern border of England secured against the threat of invasion from Scotland. In 1122, Henry I of England ordered a stone castle to be constructed on the site


No snow? Are you sure you went there today? :slight_smile:


Yeah, it come down around Kendal / Penrith M6 was down to 1 lane in parts however Carlisle was snowing but not sticking as they say.

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