A space to re-imagine. Exceptional experiences. Magical moments.

Rose Castle has been on the frontier between Scotland and England for centuries. A fortress home for successive Bishops of Carlisle, both Catholic then Protestant; it has had many famous visitors over time. King Edward I and Queen Margaret stayed over September 1300; and Robert the Bruce sacked the Castle in 1322 in a Scottish attack.

In today's world of conflict and distrust, the Rose Castle Foundation leads peace and reconciliation residential courses to bring strangers and enemies together. This includes Scriptural Reasoning with faith leaders reading each others' sacred texts together, learning to "disagree well".

Rose Castle brings people together with a focus on hospitality, sharing meals and this safe, secure and beautiful location.

The Castle will be available for exclusive use, for family events, business off-sites, or deliver an event with a magical difference, when not used by the charity itself. You can make you own history at Rose!

The Rose Castle Company is working hard to re-open the building after a refurbishment programme throughout 2019 until  Summer 2020. We aim to deliver "exceptional experiences" and "magical moments" for everyone who comes under the spell of Rose Castle, and provide the Rose Castle Foundation with their hospitable "home" to welcome you. 



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Sarah Snyder

Director, Rose Castle Foundation

We are mobilising a global community of faith-based reconcilers and peacemakers. We have discovered that hospitality plays a key role in reconciliation and that sustainable conflict transformation is most powerful when participants live together as part of their training.

Our residential courses continue at other locations around the world whilst Rose Castle is being refurbished.


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Joe Banfield

Marketing and Communications

If you urgently need to contact us, please email me at joe.banfield@rosecastle.foundation