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Where is Carlisle?

Carlisle is located in the county of Cumbria, North West England, eight miles south of the town of Longtown, 74 miles south of Edinburgh, 236 miles north of Cardiff, and 261 miles north-west of London. Carlisle lies eight miles south-east of the Dumfries border, and was historically in the county of Cumberland. Carlisle falls within the district council of Carlisle, under the county council of Cumbria. It is in the CA3 postcode district. The post town for Carlisle is Carlisle.

COVID-19: Carlisle coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Cumbria case numbers. This Carlisle coronavirus map shows the position of Carlisle within Cumbria, along with the number of cases in Cumbria and each of the surrounding areas.

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Map showing extent of Carlisle as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Carlisle
Map showing location of Carlisle within the UK
Location of Carlisle within the UK

Which county is Carlisle in?

Carlisle is in the ceremonial county of Cumbria, the historic county of Cumberland, and the administrative county of Cumbria.

Ceremonial CountyCumbria
Historic CountyCumberland
Administrative CountyCumbria

Where is Carlisle in Cumbria?

Carlisle is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Cumbria, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Cumbria.

Map showing location of Carlisle within Cumbria
Location of Carlisle within Cumbria

What is the postcode for Carlisle?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Carlisle is CA3 8ES.

Where is Carlisle in CA3?

Carlisle is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the CA3 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the CA3 postcode district.

Map showing location of Carlisle within CA3
Location of Carlisle within CA3

What is the post town for Carlisle?

The post town for Carlisle is Carlisle. Carlisle is in the CA3 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Carlisle.

What is the latitude and longitude of Carlisle?

The centre of Carlisle is located at position 54.89262° latitude and -2.93302° longitude.

Latitude54.89262°
Longitude-2.93302°

What is the easting and northing of Carlisle?

The centre of Carlisle is located at the grid reference easting 340254 and northing 555719 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting340254
Northing555719

What are the nearest towns to Carlisle?

Position of Carlisle relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Carlisle to the centre of the town.

south
8m
Carlisle is 8 miles south of Longtown
south-west
9m
Carlisle is 9 miles south-west of Brampton
north-east
10m
Carlisle is 10 miles north-east of Wigton
south-east
15m
Carlisle is 15 miles south-east of Annan
north-west
17m
Carlisle is 17 miles north-west of Penrith
south
18m
Carlisle is 18 miles south of Langholm
east
18m
Carlisle is 18 miles east of Silloth
north-east
18m
Carlisle is 18 miles north-east of Aspatria
west
20m
Carlisle is 20 miles west of Haltwhistle
west
20m
Carlisle is 20 miles west of Alston

What are the nearest cities to Carlisle?

Position of Carlisle relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Carlisle to the centre of the city.

west
53m
Carlisle is 53 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne
west
54m
Carlisle is 54 miles west of Durham
north
59m
Carlisle is 59 miles north of Lancaster
west
62m
Carlisle is 62 miles west of Sunderland
south
74m
Carlisle is 74 miles south of Edinburgh
north-west
77m
Carlisle is 77 miles north-west of Ripon
north
79m
Carlisle is 79 miles north of Preston
south-east
85m
Carlisle is 85 miles south-east of Glasgow
north-west
90m
Carlisle is 90 miles north-west of Bradford
south-east
93m
Carlisle is 93 miles south-east of Stirling

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