Carlisle, in Cumbria, is the region's largest town or city and home to more than 70,000 people. It's connected to the south by the M6 and to the north and Scotland by the A74/M74. Carlisle is also a station on the West Coast Mainline.
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Carlisle was historically an important stronghold on the border between England and Scotland and much evidence of this remains today. Hadrian's Wall is close by and Carlisle itself is home to 900 year old Carlisle Castle, whose walls once protected the city from attackers. Carlisle also has a cathedral and is also the terminus of the famous Carlisle-Settle Railway, which was completed in 1876 and was the last major rail route to be established in the UK.
Carlisle has been settled since Roman times, when the need to provide support for the forts along Hadrian's Wall made the area on which Carlisle is built the ideal position for a new settlement. Since then, Carlisle has at various times been part of Scotland and England, although today of course it is firmly established in England!
The industrial revolution affected Carlisle greatly, resulting in it becoming a major regional industrial centre, particularly for the textile industry. Since then, the town has been home to a wide range of brands, including biscuit makers Carr's, transport firm Eddie Stobart and construction giant John Laing.
Carlisle has all the facilities you would expect of a major city, including a large railway station, busy town centre and multiple van rental companies. Van hire in Carlisle is relatively straightforward; a range of companies provide a comprehensive selection of rental vans: