Space to Re-Imagine




Peace and reconciliation programmes are run across the globe with partner organisations to equip a new generation of reconcilers. The home of our charitable foundation is Rose Castle itself.

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Rose Castle is an ideal venue to host family celebrations, weddings, executive offsite meetings, and special groups - when the Rose Castle Foundation is not running reconciliation programmes onsite.

Exclusive events at Rose Castle


Gardens at Rose Castle have changed through the centuries as each generation has re-imagined the purpose and layouts of our unique location. Today we have plans to celebrate and redevelop some of Rose Castle Gardens, and building our volunteer programme as a gardens charity.

Explore Rose Castle Gardens


800 years of history as a Bishop's Palace gives Rose Castle a unique blend of history and change. Once home to Catholic, then Protestant Bishops of Carlisle, the castle was fortified against skirmishes by both English and Scottish military forces, including Robert the Bruce. 

Discover our History

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.