Carlisle city centre shopping is a treat for both specialist shopping fans and lovers of favourite high street fashion stores and best local produce markets. Featuring top shopping centre The Lanes Carlisle with stores including many favourite high street fashion stores and department stores like Debenhams and Next, Carlisle city centre also contains unique independent shopping experiences like Hoopers Department Store.
A Fairtrade city for many years, Carlisle has a particular emphasis on local produce and you'll find a wide choice of Fairtrade products on sale across the city's shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. Compact, level and relatively traffic free, Carlisle offers a relaxing shopping experience within easy reach of rail and bus links.
Carlisle's spectacular covered Victorian Market Hall is one of just a few Victorian covered markets in the country. Open Monday to Saturday, 8am until 5pm, the market here has stalls selling everything from flowers and cards to fresh vegetables and meats plus two on-site cafes. The city centre hosts a farmers' market monthly on the first Friday of each month, 10am to 4pm.