Our venue is the Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral.
Photograph courtesy of Carlisle Cathedral
The Fratry, photographed by a member of the Fitzroy Quartet before their concert in February 2022
The Fratry and café are located within the grounds of Carlisle Cathedral. Steps lead up to the Fratry but a lift is available; the lift is suitable for wheelchair access.
The Fratry is five minutes walk from the central bus station and ten minutes from the railway station.
A limited amount of free on-street parking during the evening is available in the city centre, on Castle Street, Abbey Street, Annetwell Street and Fisher Street. Please be aware that some parking spaces on Castle Street are for resident permit holders only.
Parking in the West Walls car park below West Walls is free of charge after 6.00pm. Steep steps lead up from the car park, but once on West Walls it is a short walk through to Paternoster Row and the Abbey Gateway providing access to the Cathedral grounds. The West Walls car park is closed overnight between 11.00pm and 6.30am. The fee for release during closure times is £45.
There are two commercially-owned 24-hour car parks within walking distance of the venue. Both charge £1.00 per hour (or part thereof). One is on Heads Lane, behind M&S, with access from West Walls; the other is on Fisher Street.