Carlisle - Brampton Road

With a bustling city centre, beautiful surroundings and a wealth of history, Carlisle is a fantastic place to live and study. Brampton Road is situated less than a ten minute walk from the city centre, with its many cultural attractions and a range of shops, restaurants and bars.

Life on campus

Our Brampton Road campus is home to the university's Institute of the Arts with over 1000 full-time arts students. The atmosphere is friendly, with a creative environment that will help stimulate and develop your ideas. Our library specialises in resources for the arts, including a large collection of journals.

On campus you'll also find Stanwix Theatre, a premier performance space that is home to over 70 productions each year. In addition, the Vallum Gallery (opened in 2015) is home to a number of in-house and external exhibitions. There is a student residence on campus, and The Works dining area serves up hot meals and snacks each day.

Discover our Brampton Road campus


Home to a castle which has dominated for nine centuries as well as an impressive cathedral, Carlisle is rich in both culture and heritage. The city hosts an array of high street shops and independent boutiques; Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh are also easily reachable on the West Coast Main Line and the M6.

Busy Carlisle City Centre


In recent years, Carlisle has developed an eclectic music scene and an abundance of restaurants and bars to eat and drink at. The city is also home to several theatres, a cinema, bowling alley and a variety of other venues where you can enjoy some evening entertainment with friends.
Our Brampton Road campus is a short walk from the city centre or a five minute drive, perfect for spontaneous trips into town.

Campus map

Our Brampton Road campus contains all the facilities you need to realise your creative and academic potential, including dance and performance studios, an on-site art shop, graphic design studio, photography studios, Mac labs, recording studios and not forgetting Costa Coffee! 

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art shop at brampton road.

"The facilities at Brampton Road are amazing. There is a great feel about the place and the artists working here make up a real community."

Genevieve K Gourlay

1000 Full-time Students

Contact information

Brampton Road

University of Cumbria
Brampton Road
Carlisle CA3 9AY

Telephone: 01228 400300

Fusehill Street

University of Cumbria
Fusehill Street
Carlisle CA1 2HH

Telephone: 01228 616234
Fax: 01228 616235

Business Interaction Centre

University of Cumbria
4-5 Paternoster Row
Carlisle CA3 8TT

Telephone: 01228 888740