Authentic historic castle, home to the Bishops of Carlisle for over 750 years since 1233.
As a manor house, Bishop's Palace, and fortress on the Scottish and English border, the medieval walls and original Strickland Tower are still standing.
King Edward 1 (1390), Robert the Bruce (1323), and William Wordsworth have all made their own visits to Rose Castle.
Exclusive use of the whole Castle, the gardens and grounds for the duration of your stay.
A formal Lunch or Gala Banquet in the State Dining Room, or taking English Afternoon Tea in the State Drawing Room combines well with relaxation and entertainment in the Bishop's Library.
Thirteen elegantly furnished super-king double/twin bedrooms in the medieval castle, each with its own bathroom.
Two single bedrooms, each for tour guide and driver, also within the Castle's walls.
Rose Castle has 13 comfortable bedrooms. All can be configured as twin bedded or double super-kingsize rooms, with ensuite bathrooms with bath or shower, or both.
There are also two single bedrooms, suitable for tour leaders and drivers, each with their own bathroom across the hall.
Total overnight guest capacity: 28
Cumbria is well-known for fine food. The combination of local farming and foraging mean that the very finest fresh seasonal ingredients are always available.
Our team of chefs will cook up a wonderful selection that draws on historic Rose Castle menus from times past and traditional Cumbrian dishes with historic notes on their origin.
There are six reception rooms in Rose Castle so whether your guests desire seclusion or sociability there are always options. Each is decorated in its own elegant, historic style and staff will serve your guests wherever they choose to relax.
Within the 60 acre estate there are manicured gardens, footpaths and bowers.
The Bishops' Chapel is available for prayer and quiet contemplation.
Our dedicated team treats every booking as a unique event, so let them know if your group has a special interest or a thirst for knowledge.
We can arrange experiential sessions from nature walks and 'soft adventure' to learning to cook traditional dishes or learning about the etiquette practised when Rose Castle hosted Bishops, Aristocrats, Politicians and Royalty.