Our Brampton Road campus is home to the university's Institute of the Arts with over 1000 full-time arts students.

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.

It is in close proximity to the World-famous Lake District National Park with more than 200 mountains, 16 lakes, an abundance of rivers and rich habitats and wildlife. This idyll environment is a perfect place to spend time with family and enjoy the natural beauty of the North West

Also with good transport links to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow, you’ll never be short of places to visit!


Student parking permit charges
Permit typePrices
Brampton Road £0.00
Carlisle United Football Club (off-campus, near Fusehill Street) £15.00 / month (min. 3 months)

Brampton Road and Stanwix House

Residential and non-residential students are entitled to park at the Brampton Road campus free of charge with a permit.

Apply for a parking permit

Carlisle United Football Club

Parking for staff and students is also available at Carlisle United Football Club on Warwick Road, a 12-minute walk from Fusehill Street campus.

Permits for this car park need to be purchased and displayed. This is not operated by the University nor the University’s parking Operator and local rules should be observed. Contact details are provided below.

Apply for a Carlisle United parking permit


LocationPermit typePrices
All campuses Salary Band 1 – Up to £10,500 £50.50
All campuses Salary Band 2 – £10,500 - £15,000 £107.40
All campuses Salary Band 3 - £15,000 - £25,000 £132.40
All campuses Salary Band 4 - £25,000 - £35,000 £154.20
All campuses Salary Band 5 - £35,000 - £42,000 £197.90
All campuses Salary Band 6 – Over £42,000 £232.10
All campuses Car Share £41.00
All campuses 12-week permits £43.70
All campuses Zero VED permit 50% discount on any of the above permit prices
Carlisle United Football Club   £15.00 / month (min. 3 months)

Apply for a staff parking permit

Carlisle United Football Club

Parking for staff and students is also available at Carlisle United Football Club on Warwick Road, a 12-minute walk from Fusehill Street campus.

Permits for this car park need to be purchased and displayed. This is not operated by the University nor the University’s parking Operator and local rules should be observed. Contact details are provided below.

Apply for a Carlisle United parking permit

Parking access

Vehicle access to the Brampton Road campus is only available from Brampton Road. Drivers entering and exiting the pay and display car parking area should exercise particular caution as visibility is compromised by the wall. 

The car park at Stanwix House is accessed via a gate off Church Street near to Stanwix Primary School.

Priority spaces

Disabled parking spaces are available opposite main Reception.

Car share priority spaces are available in the Pay and Display car park.

Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Brampton Road Reception.

Traffic Regulations and Car Parking Policy

Parking permits

Visitors (including open days, course interviews and conferences)

Open day attendees, course interview candidates, conference delegates and other visitors should be provided with parking information and permits by their hosts.

This will involve either a dedicated visitors parking area, supply of a visitors' parking permit, or use of pay-and-display. Visitors' parking permits might be provided in advance or arrangements made for their collection on arrival.

Unless a dedicated visitors' parking area has been provided, visitors' parking permits are valid in any non-allocated parking space.

Where an area is designated for visitors parking, staff and students with a parking permit or pay and display ticket must not park there.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following definitions are used in deciding eligibility:

  • ‘Bona fide’ visitors are people who have been invited to the university and are not being paid. This includes people who are paying to attend an event but who are not students. This would include open days, conference delegates and registration events.

  • Contractors and consultants are regarded as permanent employees for parking purposes. This means that they would need to use pay and display parking or purchase a twelve week or annual parking permit.


The postcode for satnavs is CA3 9BJ.

Leave the M6 at junction 44 and join the A689 signposted Hexham. At the next roundabout take the last exit (B264) and follow the road into town (Brampton Road). Continue for two miles until housing gives way to railed parkland. The main entrance is on the right.

Pay and display parking

Pay and Display parking is available on this campus, the university operate a cashless parking system. It is possible to pay for you parking, by Pay by Phone, App or Connect Cashless Parking website.

Pay-and-display parking charges

Length of timePrice
0-2 hours £1.00
2-4 hours £1.60
4-8 hours £2.40
8-10 hours £3.20

Getting to Brampton Road

Bicycle parking

Bicycle parking is available on campus - please see the Brampton Road campus map for details.

Anyone using the bicycle parking must ensure that they lock their bicycle securely to the racks. The university does not accept liability for any property that is lost, stolen or damaged on campus.

What’s happening at Brampton Road?

Bus travel

Our Carlisle campuses are well-served by public transport, with buses stopping frequently at the stops near the campus entrance. 

Find bus times

Train travel

The Carlisle Train Station is a 25-minute walk from our Brampton Road campus. Its position on the West Coast mainline means that it's easy to get here from Newcastle, Manchester or Glasgow.

Walking directions from the train station

Head left towards English St, crossing the road north into Scotch St (town centre). Walk ten minutes down Scotch St towards Civic Centre building. Take steps down towards Hardwicke Circus underpass. Continue north, past fountain feature. At the top of the stairs, turn right and right again, travelling to-wards Eden Bridge.  Pass the Chinese Gardens, walking straight onto Brampton Road.

Walk ten minutes until you reach a set of traffic lights. The campus is on your left.


With a bustling city centre, beautiful surroundings and a wealth of history, Carlisle is a fantastic place to live and study. If you're thinking of studying here, find out what out campus residences have to offer.

Carlisle accommodation

Contact information

The issue of permits, management of University car parks and issue of Parking Charge Notices is currently managed by Excel Parking Services Ltd. Excel have a dedicated email address for University of Cumbria enquiries: uoc@excelparking.co.uk. Alternatively, you can use their general enquiry phone number: 0114 261 7111.

Any correspondence relating to the issue of a PCN must be directed to Excel Parking Services Ltd. This is not dealt with by the University. If you are dissatisfied with the issuing of a PCN you can appeal to Excel Parking Services Ltd. If you are not satisfied with the response from Excel Parking Services Ltd, you can appeal to the national Independent Appeals Service. Details of this will be provided with the PCN.

If you believe that there is a problem with a University Car Park (eg, the Pay and Display machine isn’t working), please report this to the site reception.

If you have any other queries about this policy please contact FM Administration in the first instance. They can be contacted at: 01524 590831 / email: centraladminfm@cumbria.ac.uk

Find your course at Brampton Road

“I love that the campus and the town are friendly, and the thought of lying in the sun in Rickerby Park across the road.”

More student stories

Travel questions?

If you have any queries about travelling while at the University of Cumbria, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Phone: 01524 590 831
Email: centraladminfm@cumbria.ac.uk

Brampton Road News

Three students in a canteen, talking to a member of kitchen staff who is standing behind a counter wearing an apron.

The Works

Situated to the left of the Reception in the Main Building, this is the ideal social area after a day in the workshop or practising your craft. There is a wide range of cold grab and go style food and drinks, a wide selection of homemade cakes and confectionery, as well as Starbucks coffee. There is a lift to the first floor and the facilities are wheelchair friendly.

Toilets: Toilet facilities, including disabled access toilets, are available on the first floor of the Main Building.

Term Time Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 16.00pm.

Contact: UOCFusehillStreet@baxterstorey.com

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.

Vallum Gallery

Opened by globally acclaimed artist and former student Conrad Atkinson, Vallum Gallery is home to a number of in-house and external exhibitions each year.

Stanwix Theatre

Nominated for Best Arts Venue locally in 2014, Stanwix Theatre is the premier performance space for the Performing Arts courses at the University of Cumbria. 

Typically in an academic year there are around 80 different productions staged with a total of over 300 performances, but there is still space for visiting professional productions.

What's on at Stanwix Theatre

“"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."”


Our Campus is ideally situated just minutes walk away from the stunning Rickerby Park and the River Eden. It is also within walking distance of Carlisle's thriving city centre - where you will find an extensive range of high street shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and historic treasures including Carlisle's very own Castle.


At Brampton Road we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, within a creative environment that will help to stimulate and nurture your ideas. Here you will find a wide variety of resources, facilities and performance spaces purpose-built for the arts, including our Stanwix Theatre and Vallum Gallery, which together host over 100 events, exhibitions and performances a year. You will also find a lively eatery offering a great selection of meals and snacks as well our on-campus Starbucks Coffee.


But you don't have to take our word for it. Explore our campus in 3D by following our Outreach Officer, Matthew, as he shows you around the campus on our video tour, virtually visit the facilities by clicking the pins on the map, or browse our picture gallery to see what happens on our campus and on our courses.


Explore our Brampton Road Campus in 3D


Brampton Road Campus University of Cumbria, Brampton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 9AY Phone: 01228 400300