Visiting & Involvement » Accessibility



Wheelchair access is available to the Cathedral itself, including a wheelchair lift to the Treasury Exhibition, and there is a limited amount of disabled parking available in the Abbey grounds. Additionally, there is an accessible toilet available within the grounds. Carlisle City Council operate a shopmobility scheme. See their website for details or e-mail

Please note that access to both the Prior's Kitchen and the Fratry is currently via steps which may be unsuitable for visitors with mobility issues.

Toilet Facilities

There are toilet facilities next to the Prior’s Kitchen, in the Undercroft of the Fratry building. There is also an accessible toilet within the grounds for visitors who have difficulties with stairs. Please ask at the Welcomers Desk in the entrance of the Cathedral for directions.