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Rockingham Castle

Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, England
44 01536 770240
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Have been coming here since I was a child and now I try and get here at least once a year to have a look around. This year we came when the vikings were on which was BRILLIANT (well done vikings!) The Gardens are a real treat, and the staff are always friendly. Keep it up.

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Chieti, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lots to see, lots to learn, beautiful location, wonderful views, amazing history. Not to be missed! A great day out!

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Having visited this castle many, many years ago wanted to see if my memories were as good. Thankfully I was not disappointed. Made very welcome by all the staff who were very knowledgeable about the rooms they were in. The added bonus of the Vikings of Middle England live displays were fascinating. Rounded off the afternoon in the tea rooms... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A visit to Rockingham Castle is well worth the effort. It may not look like a conventional castle with a huge keep and turrets etc but it most certainly has an amazing mediaeval style entrance worthy of any Robin Hood film ! Once inside the massive double tower gate you enter a gentler world. Lived in by the same family,... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Lovely castle and grounds with excellent restaurant. Well worth a visit. The "wild garden" is perhaps a bit too wild and overgrown, but the formal gardens "elephant hedge" and castle are lovely. The restaurant is waitress service, but not too expensive, and the food is freshly prepared and high quality. Fabulous views from the castle ramparts and towers. Nearby village... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Rockingham Castle is a fantastic place to visit. Went with my wifes 74 year old uncle. It is tradition that we take him somewhere special each year for his birthday. It was his choice to go as he is a fan of Dickens and there are several letters from Dickens to the owners of the castle on display. The castle... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Minimum number I think is 20, met at 6 for wine or soft drink, with wonderful canapés. Guide explained the history of the buildings and family, and continued as we toured the house, all extremely interesting (the castle is still a family home so some parts are out of bounds) 7.45 in for candlelit meal, all cooked to perfection and... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You can see the castle from some distance away, perched atop a hill overlooking the pretty village. When you get there, there is easy parking a short walk from the entrance. This is a beautiful home with all the trappings of a castle, situated with wonderful views across the countryside. Informative staff and fascinating furniture, décor and everything. Stunning gardens,... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As the house is still a home, the access to the inside of the house is quite limited. However the garden tour is well worth hanging on for. The lady who showed us round was very informative and was just the type of person you would imagine had been showing visitors round for years. The rose garden was delicious when... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had been expecting something more of a cadtle like Warwick, but this is much more intimate and domestic. We went on a sunny day but it was quite quiet, and the lovely gardens were peaceful. We enjoyed icecream from the cafe. Well worth a visit.

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