Historic Carlisle is just a half hour drive away. Visit its stunning Castle and Tullie House Museum. Or spend a few blissful hours shopping in this bustling city centre. Hadrian’s Wall is also nearby, stretching 73 miles from east to west. Or cross the border to Scotland for a trip to the Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna, famous for its romantic tales of elopement. There’s also the Gretna Gateway Shopping Centre.