Welcome to Rosedene Writing Retreats
Teesdale is an area of outstanding natural beauty; a land of castles, dramatic waterfalls, forests and wild moorland. Be inspired, as so many writers are, by its rugged beauty. Listen to the warble of the curlews and shriek of the oyster catcher.

Rosedene is a 3 bedroom Georgian Terraced house sitting near the centre of Teesdale's historic market town of Barnard Castle with the ruin of its ancient castle overlooking the river Tees. The area is a haven for walking, bird watching, cycling and, of course, writing  as well as live music, comedy club, theatre and cinema and fine dining as well as real ale pubs.

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Creative Writing Courses in Teesdale

There is something about Teesdale that inspires creativity, as is evident by the wealth of local artists and writers and musicians. The area was a favourite haunt of writers , before the Lake District became popular. Even Charles Dickens stayed here and was inspired to write Nicholas Nickleby. Dotheboys Hall is just a couple of miles from Barnard Castle in the village of Bowes. Outdoor performances of Shakespeare's plays take place in the grounds of Bowes Museum every summer and it also hosts concerts and exhibitions, throughout the year.

Teesdale, County Durham
Writing retreats & creative writing holidays