This building is reputed to be haunted by a ghostly woman. A soldier in 1823 was so frightened when he encountered her, that he bayoneted the apparition, impaling the wall behind it. The soldier fainted and died of shock the following day.
In 1820 a woman clothed in tartan was supposedly discovered bricked up in the Captains Tower on a staircase. She was holding a young child and her costume apparently dated back to Elizabethan times.
The building within the castle which used to house the Kings Own Border Regiment Museum was the scene of a reported strange experience. Alarms were set off three nights in a row during 1992, indicating something moved under the arch between the downstairs exhibition and gift shop/main desk area.
The building the museum occupied dates from the 19th century and stands beside the magazine and militia store. Before their construction, there was a single range building in this area which comprised of royal apartments, a great hall and a chapel
Directions: Carlisle is reached from the M6 heading North and the A74 heading South, the Castle is not far from the town centre near the Cathedral. The castle is in the care of English Heritage, there is an entry fee.