Rose Castle represents the unique history of the establishment of the Border between Scotland and North West England. It was created for the Bishopric of Carlisle to administer the “lands which were Scottish”, before Cumbria finally became English. It is one of few remaining monuments to our turbulent border history.
The Church Commissioners are seeking a new use for the Castle, the Bishop having vacated the property. Cumbria Building Preservation Trust has been granted a licence to investigate possible new uses.
Rose Castle, Dalston, Cumbria, CA5 7BZ
John Miller, Chief Executive
The Church Commissioners, English Heritage