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Address: Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, England
Phone Number: 44 01536 770240
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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The sword divided.

If you remember watching the BBC tv series about the English civil war called the "sword divided",no doubt you were like me suitably impressed by the filming location. Now with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Paul W
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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Rushden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you remember watching the BBC tv series about the English civil war called the "sword divided",no doubt you were like me suitably impressed by the filming location. Now with all the research tools at hand via the internet,there seems to be no bounds to what we can learn about these gems from the tv world of yesteryear. The castle... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

Great to hear you have seen the film! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

u.k
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went on Easter Monday with a group of friends . We all went with our spouses and kids. We had a lovely tour of the castle. We saw some fascinating things, how they lived 100's of years ago. The ancestors of the Watsons originally leased the castle from the King oF England hundred of years ago and then eventually bought... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our Easter event; we do try to keep a visit fun for all the family. Thank you for the kind words. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I grew up looking at this castle and locals are dreadful for not visiting it, but I have been dozens of times over three decades and always find something I've missed. It isn't open as often as it used to be so check before taking the trip. The grounds are amazing and always well kept. You can stick to the... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

I'm very happy to hear you are a repeat visitor. Thank you so much for your kind review. More 

Bristol, Uk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We've visited several times and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Plenty to see in the cast?e, beautiful grounds to wander in and wide open spaces for children to run around in. One of the best children's trails we've ever seen (and there have been a LOT!) Cafe serves a small menu but does it efficiently and with a smile. Food has... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you think we can hold our own against larger properties! More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful setting, well work the visit. The gardens are a sight to below. Lots of events during the summer.

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I agree that the gardens are particularly beautiful during the summer! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

site fab, food poor, gift shop disappointing! gift shop has gone down hill but the castle is beautiful and the view superb. The victorian christmas only on for a week during the day. If you work then you cant go. Why dont they extend it?? Have a few more gist stalls food stalls and really make it a victorian christmas?

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you thought the castle was beautiful. Although we are only open during the week, we are open until 8pm, so people who are at work during the day have the opportunity to visit in the evening. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the gift shop; stock does vary from year... More 

Rutland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We arrived in very dismal weather, 16 of us. Forgot the weather with coffee and mince pie, then looked in the gift shop, some chose to have a walk, but I will do next time, when I can appreciate the view. Next was lunch, superb, really was. Then the fantastic tour! We , with the help of our housekeeper guide... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

I am so glad that your tour made up for the horrible weather! And I agree, the food is delicious! Thank you very much. More 

Leicester
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Rockingham Castle is based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 8TH. A beautiful family home for over 450 years and a thousand years occupancy on the site. We visited this private property in November when we experienced a tour of the castle as it would have been on Christmas eve, 1881. Our tour was taken by the housekeeper, fully conversant of... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the story of Victorian Christmas so much. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Victorian Christmas only ran from Monday 17th November – Friday 21st November. We visited on the 21st, the castle is now closed to visitors. Despite the bad weather, the staff were very welcoming and we explored part of the gardens and the church before it became to wet. The guided tour taking us back to Christmas Eve 1881 was... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your tour! I hope you will be able to visit us during the summer, as visits are free flow which allows you to spend as much time as you like in each room. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited this event on Monday 17th November and what a wonderful experience it was! We were given a most friendly welcome and instantly made to feel at home. Guided tours were included and given by members of staff dressed in period costume. We were taken back Christmas Eve in the year 1881. Our Tour was given by the Butler,... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic day. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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