Richard Bell (1478-95), the twenty-fifth bishop of Carlisle spent substantial sums of money on building work at Rose Castle.
After the Civil War, Edward Rainbow (1664-1684), the forty-third bishop of Carlisle remodelled Rose Castle in a style that lasted over 150 years.
Today fresh renovation is underway...
King Henry I created the diocese and cathedral of Carlisle in 1133.
King Henry III gifted 'La Rosa" to Walter Mauclerk (1223-46), the fourth bishop of Carlisle for his services in 1230, having served as treasurer of England from 1227.
Discover the Bishops at Rose Castle and their hand in history.
Back in September 1300 Bishop John Halton (1292-1324), the ninth bishop, entertained King Edward I and his court at Rose Castle.
Read memories of Rose Castle by the poet Samuel Coleridge and by Dorothy Wordsworth after their visit with William Wordsworth on Tuesday 16 August 1803...
What are your memories of Rose Castle?
Sarah Snyder as founder director of Rose Castle Foundation has the vision of using historical Rose Castle, itself a witness to border warfare and conflict, as a safe space to bring people of opposing views together to learn better how to "disagree well".
Rose Castle Company is committed to opening the Castle up for a variety of group stays, using the Castle as a "space to re-imagine".