Home of Carlisle United FC

Opened 1909

Capacity 17,949

Rating: 4.3

(394) Google Reviews

If the team were as good as the stewards they would be in the Premier League! Visited with our two children and the stewards were so helpful getting us in and during our visit. The mascot was super friendly and was great with the kids, playing peek-a-boo! It's just a shame the first team couldn't match the same standard.
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a year ago
Access is good. Parking is available in the area and the Stewards are nice and helpful. It looks like it hasn't been worked on since it were build but it's not bad. Ladies toilets had no queue so that's good. The only downside is that it's always baltic there. Dress warm, rethink your outfit and dress warmer.
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3 months ago
My local football team, Carlisle, they’re doing well A very good clubhouse for a night out. Has a nice shopping place. You get to see some of the players and the manager a really good place Carlisle. Thank you
Proper old school football ground. Have been before and l always enjoyed the trip. Parking adjacent to the ground for just £3. Easy to get to from the motorway. Ground full of character and good for away fans.
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3 years ago
They say that a camel is a horse, that has been designed by a committee, and as an infrequent visitor to Brunton Park, I have surveyed the surroundings, and wondered how many committees were involved in it's evolution?.. And I love it all the more for that! Starting with the away end (if you're a big club, otherwise this is an unused wilderness), an inhospitable open terrace, apart from some seats, in the left hand corner, taped off, and completely unique to the Football League, as far as I'm aware. Moving clockwise, we have the oddity of the "new stand", more than twenty five years old, which seems to have been designed for a bigger pitch, that has yet to arrive. Hence wise, it uniquely extends thirty yards beyond the byline. Next is the home terrace, with it's unique triple gabled roof... Unique is a recurring theme here. And finally the Main Stand, which appears to be at least three different stands, added onto the back of a pitch long terrace, where the friendliest of the locals congregate near the away end. Totally unique, on all four sides, and we'll worth a visit
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History (from Wikipedia)

In 1904 Shaddongate United became Carlisle United F.C., an association football club who played at the Millholme Bank ground to the west of Carlisle. The ground was often too small for their purposes and they sometimes used the Rugby Ground which would later be the adjacent neighbour of Brunton Park. In 1905 United joined the Lancashire Combination league and required larger facilities so moved to Devonshire Park, a football ground which stood where Trinity School now sits. In 1909 they were evicted from premises by the Duke of Devonshire and moved eastwards to establish Brunton Park, the club's home ever since.[3]

Grandstand fire[edit]

In 1953 the original wooden grandstand which sat where the Main Stand now sits was burned to the ground in a fire cause by an electrical fault. The sale of local player Geoff Twentyman to Liverpool for £12,500 enabled the club to rebuild the stadium into what is the West Stand today.[4]


On the evening of Friday 7 January 2005, the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril burst their banks in Carlisle due to as much as 180mm rainfall landing up stream that day.[5] The worst affected area was Warwick Road, where Brunton Park is situated.[6]
For the following six weeks Carlisle United were forced to play their home games at 
Christie Park in Morecambe while repair work took place.[7] United were still able, however, to reach the playoffs in the Conference that season and win promotion back into the Football League.

The Stadium was severely flooded following Storm Desmond. It caused the team to play fixtures at Preston's Deepdale Ground, Blackburn's Ewood Park and Blackpool's Bloomfield Road.

Other floods
In November 2009 and November 2015, half the pitch and the match day car park were flooded but the stadium wasn't damaged. The match day car park is flooded a least once every year.

Things to do in Carlisle.

Woodrow Wilson.

7 Reviews
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Dark woods, books to read and small, intimate booths Perfect place to grab dinner before the movie. We looked at the menu, both of us opting for... Read More

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Continuing with my tour of the UK, our last dinner ended up being at the Woodrow Wilson, part of the Wetherspoons chain. If you haven't figured it out by... Read More

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Nice pub situated near the railway station, which is very convenient. A very spacious pub, which have got several screens to keep up to date with the... Read More

John Watt & Son.

10 Reviews
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Very nice place for coffee and food. The coffee is very good, plenty of cakes, other things that are bad for you and (of course) breakfasts. It's not just... Read More

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Was on tour in Carlisle and came here every day for breakfast hahahaha. The tea and coffee selection is amazing. I loved the beef stottie with onions and... Read More

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As Coffee and Tea go John Watt & Son is the roast! From childhood I thought the smell of roasting coffee being pumped into the street was a sign that... Read More