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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
Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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

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