We are staying in the Rydal Hall, a hotel run by The Diocese of Carlisle. The history of the building is complex, as it was originally built by the Fleming family in the 16th century, but has been much altered since. Its imposing front dates from the 19th century. The Flemings lived in it until 1960, when they sold it to the Diocese of Carlisle. It has extensive grounds which are well worth exploring.

All of our accommodation is in the main building, and most rooms include en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. Television is available only in the main lounge, but there should be internet access throughout the building.


There is a licensed bar.


We have booked on a half-board basis. Breakfast will be at 0800 and dinner at 1845 each day. There is some choice of menu for dinner, but if you have an allergy, please let Linda know in good time so that your needs can be catered for.

There is an extensive lunch menu available in a separate cafe within the grounds.

Evening Activities

It is likely that Linda will organise activities such as a quiz.

Rydal Hall Gardens by Peter

Rydal Hall Gardens
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