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Located in Cumbria, the city of Carlisle is the county town and administrative centre of Cumbria in north west England. The cities lies at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril and is roughly 10 miles to the south of the border with Scotland. The transformation brought about by the Industrial Revolution started the transformation of Carlisle into a densely populated mill town. Combined with its strategic location it led to the town becoming an important railway town.
Nicknamed the Great Border City, Carlisle today is the main cultural, commercial and industrial centre for north Cumbria and is home to the main campuses of the University of Cumbria and a variety of museums and heritage centres. Carlisle has a compact historic centre with a castle, museum, cathedral and semi-intact city walls. The former law courts or citadel towers which now serve as offices for Cumbria County Council were designed by Thomas Telford. The city centre is largely pedestrianised and The Lanes shopping centre is home to around 75 stores.
The University of Cumbria has a four campuses in Carlisle on Fusehill Street, Brampton Road, Paternoster Row and Newcastle Street. The university provides a wide range of degree courses in higher education such as Applied Computing, Applied Psychology, Art, Business, Law, Media, Social Work and Teacher Education.
The city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire lies at the heart of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, which encompasses The Hepworth Wakefield, The Henry Moore Institute, the Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park which are only a 30-minute drive, bus or train ride from each other. Wakefield is also home to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is the birthplace of Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The city's galleries, castles, museums and many other visitor attractions attract millions of visitors each year. Whilst in the city why not pay a visit to nearby Pontefract Racecourse which delivers an exciting day out. The racecourse enclosures have excellent views of the track and is set in beautiful parkland. The racecourse is the longest continuous circuit in Europe and has a race programme that takes place between April and October. If you are seeking a more adrenaline filled experience then Xscape is for you. Xscape is the ultimate entertainment destination featuring the UK's premier real snow indoor slope, Yorkshire's only indoor surf venue, 14 screen Cineworld cinema, kids soft play, climbing walls, aerial assault course, cosmic golf, laser games, 20 lane bowling, indoor skate park, urban and outdoor specialist shops alongside a huge variety of restaurants and bars!