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Carlisle, Cumbria

City of Carlisle, Cumbria

  Facts about Carlisle


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  • Carlisle is the most northerly English City and the smallest in population terms but largest in land area.
  • Carlisle boasts the highest and lowest points in any city, ranging from sea level to the top of coal fell, 622m (2041 ft).
  • Carlisle had the first letterbox on mainland Britain.
  • The first delivery of newspapers by air in Britain took place in Carlisle.
  • The first cardboard railway ticket was invented and used in Carlisle.
  • Carlisle does not feature in the Domesday Book because, in 1086, Carlisle was in the possession of the Scots.
  • Eddie Stobart, the Road Transport company, began in and around Carlisle.
  • Official City of Carlisle, Cumbria website: www.carlisle.gov.uk

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