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About FSC Castle Head

Located in South Cumbria between the coast of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District National Park, FSC Castle Head is an impressive Georgian House which sits in 20 hectares of private country grounds. FSC Castle Head is a fantastic base to explore the range of things the Lake District and the surrounding area has to offer.

Guests who stay with us in the Georgian house have the choice of bunk rooms, single and twin rooms. We also have the Hillfoot accommodation wing with a mix of single en-suite, twin en-suite, and bunk rooms. Guests who stay with us can enjoy an à la carte breakfast.

There is also a large sports hall, TV lounge, library area, two large common rooms and a cosy lounge with open fire. Outdoors we have several on-site adventurous activities. We can provide access to our activities upon request, with one of our experienced tutors and at an additional charge. Activities include – rafting, canoeing, climbing, orienteering, and low ropes.

The centre is easily accessible by both road and rail, being only 20 minutes from junction 36 of the M6 and an hour and a half drive from both Manchester and Liverpool. The closest train station at Grange-over-Sands is only 5 minutes’ drive from the Centre.


> All linen provided.
> A mix of bunk, twin and single rooms.

> Bunk rooms have separate shower and toilet block facilities.
> Some rooms have ensuite.
> Towels are provided.

> Fully catered services for all dietary needs available.
> Our dining room can comfortably welcome up to 80 people.

Courtyard with parking for cars.
> Large grass lawns for playing games and a terraced garden with River Views.
> Extensive range on-site and off-site adventurous activities.
> Local countryside walks straight from the building.

Free, fast Wi-Fi
> Mobile phone reception.
> Flat screen TV with DVD.
> A shop on site sells sweets, drinks, toiletries, and wildlife identification guides.
> The centre has a licenced bar serving pre and post dinner drinks (dependent on group/numbers on site)
> Whilst not a dedicated Centre we have one disabled room with en suite bathroom available.

Local towns and tourist attractions:
Lake Windemere – Windermere lake  is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, and is fed by numerous rivers.
> Lakes Aquarium – Aquarium with freshwater and marine life, featuring an underwater otter tunnel and stingrays.
> Kendal Castle – Kendal Castle, probably late 12th Century, is now a ruin, but worth exploring. From here you can get brilliant views over the town.
> World of Beatrix Potter – Interactive exhibits tell the story of Potter’s writing and her importance to Lakeland conservation.

Things to know:
 Check-In: from 4pm.
> Check-Out: by 10am.
> Centre Postcode: LA11 6QT
> No smoking in the buildings but there are designated outside smoking areas.
> No parties.
> No pets.
> Please be aware there may be other groups on site as part of our educational offering.

Keeping you safe:
 Social distancing and other Covid-19-related guidelines apply
> Due to Covid-19 some amenities may be unavailable.
> We are committed to enhanced cleaning processes. Find out more about our Covid procedures.
> Smoke alarms in all buildings.
> Code locks on entrance points.
> First aid stations and First Aid trained staff available.

Cancellation Policy:
 Free cancellation upto 24 hours after booking.
Thereafter, cancel upto 4 weeks before arrival for a 50% refund, minus the service fee.