I don't go to uni in Carlisle but it's my hometown so thought I'd give a different perspective.
In terms of location Denton Holme has lots of local facilties like a co op, takeaways and things close by but no real supermarket. It is also in a more residential area not just student place.
The old brewery currently has a sainsburys being built next door to it, it should easily be open by september. I think there is a library just 5 mins from there too? Correct me if I'm wrong it might have moved but there used to be one down a little street across the road from there. Old Brewery is right next to bitts park (awesome in the summer/when it's warm)
Shared bathrooms aren't too bad as long as you get nice flatmates/set some rules. Is there a major difference in price?
Edit: 15 mins walk to campus? If you're on brampton road that's at a quick pace! I'd say it's more 20-25
Last edited by Boo_x; 03-07-2012 at 13:11.
A lot of the art students and graphic designers stayed in the old brewery but denton holme is a lot more modern and up to date. Denton holme is a short bus journey up to the Uni anyways. In all honesty perhaps go for the old brewery? It's a short walk through the park to get to the campus and yes it's basic but I had friends there and spent time there and it was enjoyable has a real energy about it. As for doing your work make a conscious effort to spend as much time in the studio as possible (9-4 kind of thing maybe). You'll really appreciate it in the end.
Last edited by Jiyeon; 21-08-2012 at 12:44.