Carlisle, a city in the North West

Same day courier Carlisle services are provided by Same Day Couriers Direct in this city, located in Cumbria close to the Scottish border.

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Carlisle is a city over 2000 years old and can boast two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. With such a rich history, there are plenty of attractions on offer to see and do, including Carlisle Castle from 1092, Carlisle Cathedral from 1122 and the incredibly popular World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. Other equally visited attractions include Birdoswald Roman Fort, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and the Solway Aviation Museum which has a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays. Like most cities, there are varying events throughout the calendar year. As like any vibrant modern city, there’s plenty of food and drink venues to choose from.

Carlisle economic sectors

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Key growth sectors:

  • transport and logistics
  • manufacturing
  • retail
  • public sector
  • food and drink
  • digital

“Carlisle city has a population of around 73,000 (68% of the district and 15% of Cumbria’s total). It is the largest settlement and only city in Cumbria that draws on a wide catchment for skills and business activity. It is well connected by road (M6) and rail (north-south and also local feeder services).”

Same day courier Carlisle services

Carlisle and the Carlisle District has attracted a number of world-leading companies including McVitie’s, cakes and biscuits, with a factory in the city; Nestlé, the Swiss company, has a factory at Dalston and 2 Sisters Food Group, poultry, chilled and bakery food providers to major cutomers that include Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose, have a prepared meals factory. These are just a few of the many major businesses located in the city and the city’s district

Carlisle is served by Carlisle Lake District Airport which opened to commercial flights in 2019 as a gateway to London Southend Airport, Belfast City Airport and Dublin Airport. The airport has been closed since the pandemic. The nearest alternative airport is Newcastle International Airport at just over 50 miles. The airport offers over both short-haul flights within Europe and long-haul direct or onward destination flights to the Middle East, Americas and Asia. In addition, there are many domestic city options available across the UK.

Carlisle as a city sits close to Scotland’s border and is approximately in the middle of the distance for the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool in the North West and Glasgow in Scotland, as such, the city will need a reliable, fast, same day courier service provider. Same Day Couriers Direct offer experience with a service and focus on key sectors and we provide support to businesses when it comes to urgent deliveries. We give the same day courier service that meets expectations.

Carlisle Business: for advice and information to support businesses provided by Carlisle City Council.

Cumbria LEP: for advice and information to support businesses looking to inward invest in Carlisle and the wider Cumbria area.

Discover Carlisle: site for all the visitor information for Carlisle from Carlisle City Council.