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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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Lovely Way to Spend an Afternoon

We visited on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. We queued for approximately 10 minutes before being told that the card machine was out of order and unfortunately we hadn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Phoenixm34
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. We queued for approximately 10 minutes before being told that the card machine was out of order and unfortunately we hadn't brought enough cash. We turned around and returned a few minutes later and had to queue again. At the kiosk the lady was very apologetic and gave us some complimentary tickets... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Owing to the uncertain weather my wife & I decided to visit Rockingham Castle instead of Rutland Water for our anniversary. So glad we did. The castle and the grounds are all worth a visit which can be seen, if necessary in a couple of hours but to really enjoy the house and the atmosphere the longer the better. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful gardens and surrounding area. Thought it would be a little better in terms of historical detail. The pianist playing in the long gallery was a lovely touch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The initial view of Rockingham appears quite demure until you walk through the main entry to which and expansive courtyard emerges directly in front of you. The tour of the main home was very nice with a quaint little tea shop on site that allows for a rest and a light lunch. The gardens were some of the most picturesque... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited the castle on Sunday. As we are English Heritage members we took advantage of the buy one get one free offer. We arrived just in time to join a free walking tour of the outside. I would reccomend to do this first as it gives you valuable insights about the structure of the buildings. It also shows you... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Open Sundays and Tuesdays in the summer: a castle wrapped in history from William the Conqueror till now - owned by the Watson family: Queen Eleanor, Elizabeth I, the Civil War, and love interest between Dickens & Lavinia Watson... Have reasonably pirced cream teas (£5.95 per person for 2 scones with tea) or lunch below the hog or gazelle heads... More 

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Corby, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The castle is set just outside of Corby and has fantastic views of multiple counties. The grounds are immaculate and are very beautiful, with quite a large forested area, a rose garden and general grounds surrounding the main building. The museum inside the building is fairly interesting and details the history of the home. I would recommend following the free... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Set at the top of the hill outside Rockingham village just outside Corby this is a super place to visit. We took the garden tour before going in the castle. Extensive superb views form the castle of countryside. Informative video at entry. Lots of interesting rooms and a tower to go up. Don't miss the elephant fence (imagination needed) and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for visiting the castle. I am delighted your visit was a success and we look forward to welcoming you here again in the future. Andrew More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

The castle is lovely and I only live 1 mile from Rockingham Castle, It's very beautiful however I went around the castle and it seemed rushed I didn't see it all as some gentleman shoed me into the gift shop because it was busy so didn't get to see all the rooms on view so was dispointed by this... although... More 

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

Erin. Many thanks for your lovely review and for visiting the Castle. I am sorry that you felt hurried, I am not quite sure why this was the case although it was our jousting day which is busier than usual. Perhaps you would like to contact me to arrange a further visit on a quiet day when there will be... More 

York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a wonderful day out at Rockingham Castle. I have to say the star of the day was Lesley who gave the tour of the outside of the castle and gardens. She was so lovely, friendly and knowledgable. I honestly could have listened to her all day. The house inside is beautiful, and well kept with really good information... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. I have taken note of your comments about the price of lunch. I hope we will see you here again in the future. Andrew. More 

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Address: Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, England
Phone Number: 44 01536 770240
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Market Harborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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