Re-imagine what a business event should be. . .

What is Rose Castle?


Exuding an aura of calm and peacefulness that belies its dynamic and turbulent past, Rose Castle is an architecturally diverse and historically exciting former Bishops’ Palace.

It has been lovingly refurbished to provide a 21st Century business retreat, set within a beautiful 60 acre estate on the borders of the Lake District National Park.

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Business Events by Design

Our team of business event specialists will use our open hospitality tools to drive the planning and execution process, ensuring you get the event and the ROI you desire.

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The Right Spaces

Five meeting rooms with varying capacities and purposes - plus gardens, grounds and a pavilion. The perfect space for your meeting or event does exist at Rose Castle. 

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Rest, Recover, Reinvigorate

Thirteen elegant suites and double/twin bedrooms offer your delegates a respite from the event. A good night's sleep always results in greater productivity and better ROI for your event.

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Controlled Communications

Online on Demand: Flexible communications systems throughout the Castle allow a digital detox for participants if internet WiFi is to be banned.

Controlled high-speed WiFi permits you to keep communications secure.

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Location, location, location

Easy access from national and international transport hubs

On the edge of England's Lake District with its recreational and cultural opportunities

A sixty acre estate and long-distance footpaths for your guests to explore and enjoy. 


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Fun and games with purpose

Using our relationships with renowned activity and team-building organisations, our 60 acre estate and the nearby Lake District, we can provide a wide variety of experiential activities to surprise and delight your delegates and boost the effectiveness of your event.

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High Energy Required

Meals and refreshments provided to your specification by our talented chefs and team.

Participants get all-day access to 'The Boost Room', where food to stimulate the brain and maintain energy levels will be available.

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All the Tech

Parts of Rose Castle date back to the Middle Ages and all of it is Grade 1 listed. But our sensitive refurbishment, has brought it into the 21st Century. Please ask about tech - we know we can satisfy your requirements.

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Bespoke Business Events

We don't offer set packages, because every business event is different. We will build your event around your needs and desired ROI, not around a fixed package.

And we will give you the right price for your exact requirements first time.

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Rose Castle is in an isolated location, seven miles from the city of Carlisle, perfect for confidential and high-intensity events yet conveniently situated for main transport links and hubs

7 miles from the M6 motorway

Penrith and Carlisle mainline railway stations and Carlisle The Lake District Airport are all a 25 minute drive

Transfers will be provided for guests and delegates

  • Rail: London to Penrith 3h 15m

  • Rail: Glasgow to Carlisle 1h 15m

  • Rail: Manchester to Penrith 1h 30m

  • Air: Scheduled flights from international hubs in London, Belfast and Dublin

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Our Location

Rose Castle is just 7 miles west of the M6 Motorway (Junction 42). 

Accessible from Penrith Rail Station (17 miles) or Carlisle Rail Station (7 miles away), both on the London Euston to Glasgow train line (3+ hours from Central London).

Airport hubs are Manchester Airport MAN (127 miles / 2 hrs) , Liverpool Airport LPL (128 miles / 2+ hrs), Edinburgh Airport EDI (112 miles / 2+ hours) and Glasgow Airport GLA (113 miles / under 2 hours) for direct international flights to most continents.


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Our Situation

Rose Castle sits in an elevated position overlooking historic parkland within the beautiful Caldew Valley. The castle is south and east facing and its view over the valley below has remained unchanged for decades. To the south, Caldbeck Fell and the northern hills of the Lake District stand at the head of the valley.


How to get to us ...

Leave the M6 at Junction 42 (Carlisle South). From the roundabout, take Newbiggin Road signposted for Dalston. After 2.7 miles at Durdar, continue straight over the staggered crossroads for Dalston. Follow this road for approximately 5.5 miles until you cross the River Caldew. At the junction immediately after the bridge, turn left onto the B5299. Proceed up the hill and follow the road around to the left. On the apex of the next bend, bear left and, after a short distance, the pillared entrance to Rose Castle will be straight ahead.



Rose Hospitality

Register your delegates with our Rose Hospitality (RH) portal and we will tease out details from them ahead of the event, so they can concentrate 100% on the business in hand.
From dietary requirements to personal schedules; pillow preferences to transfers and external accommodation, RH makes the functional side of the event seamless.
We will discuss the concept, objectives and specific requirements of your event with your lead organiser, gather detailed information from the delegates and act on this information using our real-time HubSpot platform. No guest or delegate should have to request or correct our team on anything previously specified.
Our aim is to deliver warm hospitality and exceptional business services to boost the ROI for your event, while reducing stress and effort for the client.

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