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Carlisle is a city located in north west England, situated just 8 miles south of the Scottish border. It was a strong, fortified town long before the arrival of the Romans. In 122, it was visited by the Roman emperor Hadrian, who decreed that a wall should be built on the border in order to defend against the threat of Scottish barbarians from the north, whom the Romans had failed to conquer. Carlisle Castle, now a property managed by the English Heritage charity, is a historically significant site constructed over 900 years ago. Carlisle was officially granted its charter in the year 1158.

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