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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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Lorton
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I believe that this house represents "living history" unlike others that are frozen in time. Although it has a 900 year history, the Watson family has occupied the house for 450 years. As a result, we were able to view modifications made to the property to reflect the times. Although I am not a cook, I could sense the beauty... More

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Spalding
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Spent a few very enjoyable hours last Sunday here. It is 900 years of wonderful history. Staff in each room were friendly and knowledgeable. If you can climb the spiral staircase (accessed through the gift shop) up to the tower there are wonderful views over 5 counties. Gardens are extensive with a large wild garden which is more like a... More

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. I am delighted that you had such an excellent day here. Thank you for taking the trouble to write your review and we look forward to welcoming you her again at some point. Andrew Noman More

Daventry, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was lovely to come back again to this castle. The tea room served a lovely slice of choclate cake. Despite the wet afternoon we explored the gardens after visiting the house. It has a lot of worldly features dating back hundreds of years. The are extensive grounds to explore and you can see for miles when you get up... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write such a terrific review of your visit to Rockingham. Thank you for visiting and I am delighted you enjoyed your time here. I do hope that we will see you here again. Andrew Norman More

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Took the family here for the day. Lots of history and staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Gardens are beautiful, as are views of surrounding area. Cafe serves great food and plenty of choice. Take your camera and go on a sunny day to explore the grounds :-)

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. I am delighted that your visit to Rockingham was such a success. Rockingham makes a wonderful location for photography not least of the stunning views. We look forward to seeing you her again. Andrew Norman More

Harlow
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Definitely worth stopping off to admire the views and explore the gardens. We only had a couple of hours spare but you could easily make more time and take a picnic to make the most of the setting.

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

Many thanks for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and very much hope we will see you here again soon. Andrew Norman More

Kettering, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, entrance to the grounds and house was £9.50, which we found extremely reasonable. The grounds are immaculate and the gardens exquisite, I highly recommend taking a stroll into the wild gardens, not many people go down there and the views are amazing (plus it is extremely tranquil). The castle is fantastically laid out... More

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

What a fantastic review. Thank you very much for your visit and I am delighted that you enjoyed it. We take great pride in creating a lovely environment for visitors to enjoy at a reasonable price. I am particularly pleased you visited the Wild Garden which beautiful and is all too little visited. Andrew Norman More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Having visited another castle down south which is also a family home we decided to give Rockingham a go. The weather was not at its best but from the moment we arrived to when we left it was a most delightful family day out. The staff were extremely polite, which goes a long way, and willing to answer questions about... More

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

I am delighted that you both visited the Castle and had a good time here. Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review and look forward to seeing you here again one day. Andrew Norman More

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