Sedbergh and Casterton are situated between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, two of the most visited National Parks in Europe.

Every year, a number of parents whose child(ren) attend the International Summer School decide to stay locally in order to explore the stunning surroundings and enjoy a short break in one of the most beautiful areas in the United Kingdom.

If you are planning on sending your child to the International Summer School and wanting to stay locally, it is highly recommended to secure accommodation as early as possible as Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding areas are extremely popular with tourists.

We are more than happy to assist and advise families on local accommodation and attractions. Some of our personal favourites include The Black Bull in Sedbergh and Absoluxe Suites in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Listed below are a variety of different types of accommodation to suit all budgets. For further information please email:


Sedbergh Prep School is located in the village of Casterton – weeks two to seven of the course takes place at the Casterton campus.

  • The Pheasant Inn

kirkby lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is only a 5 minute drive from Casterton and the Prep School campus. It is the perfect location for families with a good selection of accommodation, restaurants and small independent shops.

  • Absoluxe Suites (Special rate available for ISS parents)
  • The Royal Hotel


Sedbergh Senior School is located in Sedbergh and is a 15 minute drive from the Prep School campus in Casterton.

  • The Black Bull Inn
  • The Dalesman
  • Hebblethwaite Hall Farm
  • Cross Keys Inn

in and around the lake district

We are only a very short drive from the Lake District National Park where there a number of outstanding hotels and spas available for families who are looking for a relaxing break.

  • Gilpin Hotel and Lake Lodge
  • The Samling
  • The Ryebeck
  • The Cottage in the Wood