Carlisle Castle

Back in November I was away for the weekend with my husband to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. On the way back we visited Carlisle Castle which was used as Wentworth Prison. It was a very wet day so we didn’t spend too long in the castle, but I did discover a link to the 1745 uprising.

Prince Charles Edward Stuart takes the city and castle with 400 men. The Duke of Cumberland besieges the castle and the Jacobites surrender. Many are imprisoned and 31 are executed. Source – Carlisle Castle.


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