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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, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The circuit is under new management and has come out fighting. I attended the British Touring Car Championship this month and was impressed with the changes. New food area, live band on Saturday evening and a great family atmosphere. Oh and the racing was good too. Other events throughout the year include the British F3/GT and the Pickup Truck Racing... More 

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

Very good to hear you enjoyed your time at Rockingham Speedway, but we are actually Rockingham Castle and don't have anything to with them. Still lovely to hear good things about the other attractions in the area! More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We would definitely recommend a visit here, not the most grand or stunning property but excellent and very interesting all the same. Oozing history we were impressed with the internal tour but were amazed by the views on our external wander around the gardens and park. Take the time to visit the lovely family church and the ice house nearby.... More 

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

It is amazing how high up we actually are - you can see five counties from the castle which really does emphasise its defensive position. I do recommend the tea room for your next visit as the cakes are delicious! More 

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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

So wonderful to hear that you have grown up with Rockingham and still enjoy visiting us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Chieti, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed Rockingham as much as we do! More 

Rushden, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this review

Marvellous to hear you are a return visitor! I do feel that with all our different events you can return to the castle any time and get something from each visit. More 

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