IS Cumbria a city? Is Carlisle a nice place to live? Does Cumbria have its own language?

People using search engine Google have some surprising questions about the county of Cumbria.

Using Google and the AnswerthePublic site an interesting set of popular questions have emerged

Here are a few of the trending questions browsers are searching for.  

How high are Cumbrian mountains?

Cumbria is, of course, the home of Scafell Pike; the highest mountain in England. It stands at a height of 3,209 feet.

But if you're a walker and you fancy something a little less foreboding, yet still a challenge, try Great Gable, which is 2,949 feet tall. Or Blencathra, at 2,847ft. If we head a little down the list, Dow Crag is a good option at 2,553 feet tall.


Will Cumbria cease to exist?
An interesting one. Cumbria County Council is, of course, set to be abolished from next year. The current two-tier arrangement will become two unitary authorities: Cumberland and Westmorland and Furness. These plans have indeed led to concerns that Cumbria will cease to exist. But last month the Government said that Cumbria will remain a 'ceremonial boundary' - potentially with its own mayor. So it's likely that the concept of 'Cumbria' will exist for a while yet.

Where are Carlisle in the league?
Carlisle United are currently 18th in EFL League Two

Is Cumbria in Scotland?

Where is Cumbria University?
Cumbria University has several different locations. The headquarters of the University are based in Carlisle - and are soon going to be moving to beautiful new surroundings as part of the Citadels development. However, other locations include Lancaster, Ambleside, Penrith and Workington.

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Which tier is Carlisle in?
Thankfully, we have seen the end to the tier system across the UK. However, Carlisle floated around tier two during 2020.

Who is Cumbria Police Commissioner?
The current Police Commissioner for Cumbria is Peter McCall.

Which county is Cumbria in?
Cumbria is in the county of… Cumbria. For the time being anyway. See above.

Is Carlisle airport open?
The airport's website states: "Due to the current COVID-19 epidemic the Carlisle & Lake District Airport shall be closed as from April 1 2020 until further notice."

What is Cumbria famous for?
There are a plethora of reasons as to why Cumbria is famous but best-known for being the home of the Lake District National Park.

Whilst it is named the ‘Lake District’, it only accommodates one actual lake! Lake Bassenthwaite is the only lake in the Lake District. The other 'lakes' are considered to be Waters, Meres or Tarns.

What is the traditional dish of Cumbria?
The Cumberland sausage is the traditional dish for Cumbrians.

We have some sweeter foods which were invented in Cumbria, such as the Kendal Mint Cake or Grasmere Gingerbread.

Are Carlisle pubs open?
They are, often. And there are several good ones to choose from. For exact opening times... just Google it. Cheers!

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