Things to do in Harraby, Cumbria
Harraby is located1 mile from the historic centre of the border city of Carlisle and it's many attractions, including Carlisle Castle, Cathedral, Tullie House and the Citadel Bastion.
The situation is close to the Lake District, Solway Coast AONB, Northern Pennines AONB, Eden Valley, The Border Country and Hadrians Wall.
Harraby has several guest houses and the Pinegrove Hotel and Swallow Hilltop Hotel. The Hilltop hotel is built on Hangmans Hill, which is where public hangings used to take place. The River Petterill runs through Harraby and joins the River Eden downstream of Harraby, a picturesque riverside walk along the Petterill which is rich in wildlife is enjoyed by local people. The Harraby Inn is a great pub serving good food at reasonable prices.
Harraby is served with local shops and restaurants with Carlisle's city centre shopping only a mile away. Buses run every 10 minutes from Harraby to central Carlisle.
Harraby has many interesting buildings including Lady Gilford's mansion at Gilford Park.
Harraby used to be part of the Inglewood Forest and many trees still survive although over the years the vast majority have gone due to residential development.
Today Harraby is a thriving suburb of Carlisle and well worth a visit.
Description by Ronald