Rent Rose Leslie’s childhood castle for a luxurious stay.

Rose Royalty Castle – Rose Leslie’s Childhood Home

Rose Leslie – who plays Lady Rose in Downton Abbey and a wild savage in Game of Thrones – has made her childhood castle available to rent. It costs PS5500 a night for eight people.

From cellars to turrets, our team searched everywhere behind walls and beneath floors to bring Rose Castle up to modern standards of comfort.

History

During the centuries of civil war and Commonwealth the castle was home to a number of bishops who made alterations to it. The last Bishop of Carlisle, Edward Veneables-Vernon, made further changes to the interior of the building including the addition of bedrooms.

In the 1620s the Castle was remodelled in a gothic style by architects Sir Charles Long and George IV’s artistic adviser, Sir Jeffry Wyatville. The Castle’s exterior was reclothed in massive masonry to give it an imposing appearance.

It is thought that it was during this period that the legend of Briar Rose began. It was the tale of a beautiful princess who slumbered in her family’s castle, slowly overtaken by thorned bushes. She was finally rediscovered by the Fairytale Detective and the briars were stopped in their tracks. Now, under the ownership of the Rose Castle Company, the castle has been carefully restored, with surprises and delights to be discovered around every corner.

Accommodation

A true home-away from-home experience, each of our rooms have been designed with real thought and love. From the moment you step in through the front doors you are welcomed by your own space, a place to relax and unwind.

With soft lighting, quality sheets and luxury toiletries, all of the bedrooms are individually decorated with a nod to the history of the castle. Whether you are staying for a wedding, weekend escape or corporate awayday, you will feel at peace here, a sense of belonging, in your very own castle.

Once you’ve rested your head, make sure to visit Kerry’s only castle hotel for a delicious meal in the Fahrenheit Grill Restaurant. Or enjoy a cocktail in the Knights Bar, with its antique-filled lounges and ornate furnishings. This castle hotel is the perfect choice for a high life experience. A must-see on your Ring of Kerry tour! 91 luxurious rooms and suites. All with ornate furnishings and turreted ceilings.

Gardens

From sculpted topiary to colourful herbaceous borders the gardens are a delight for all the senses. Roses are in full bloom from June and a variety of other flowering shrubs and perennials add bright splashes of colour throughout the season.

Explore this impressive garden that was once home to the last of Henry VIII’s wives, Bess of Hardwick. This sprawling estate offers a wealth of beautiful gardens that range from classical Italian terraces to sprawling yew hedges and dancing statues.

The maze here is a definite highlight and was most likely built for William III and II in the 17th century and features in Jerome K Jerome’s Victorian novel Three Men in a Boat. The garden is also home to roe deer, red squirrels and badgers.

Events & Activities

Our gardens provide the perfect backdrop for corporate days, community events and castle stays. Whether you are looking to host your next wedding, family reunion, or private party, we have the space and the expertise to make your event a success.

Jour de Mille Roses (Day of a Thousand Roses) is the fifth day of Rose Fest and acts as an all-day festival before the Rose Ball. It is a time to celebrate Queen Aurora’s birthday and to show gratitude to the Royal Family for their work in the kingdom. The streets are filled with music, performances and games. People often fashion jars or bags to try and catch fairy dust that the Three Good Fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, sprinkle over the kingdom during this night.

Discover one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses. This historic castle combines an elegant dining room, Laura Minerva Korman Mirror Room and sprawling outdoor spaces.

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