Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough

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  • Set in spectacular grounds this beautiful castle is a real gem. Definitely worth a visit and tour if you are in or around Corby  more »
  • We went for a tour of the grounds and castle and it was great. I love a castle so am obviously biased. All the staff were really helpful and informative. What an amazing place this is. Really does fee...  more »
  • A group of us from a Lincolnshire ladies' luncheon club visited Rockingham Castle with our husbands on Wednesday, 6th December. We travelled by coach to Northamptonshire, arriving at approximately 11....  more »
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  • This is a big place. I hate how they don't allow pictures, however we got some great ones from the battlements, over the surrounding country side and church. First we ate in the cafe - excellent, popular, crowded! Inside the house is interesting. I loved the old kitchens and pastry room. Lots of history. Don't miss going up the tower steps!
  • Finally had a day free for a visit when this was actually open. Really enjoyed it. Had a free tour around the outside of the house and gardens by a knowledgeable guide so we got a good introduction. Exploring the house was also interesting. The views of the surrounding countryside from both the walls and the tower are superb. The tearoom was good, although I made a poor cake choice others were fine. And entry was well-priced at £13.50.
  • The history of this castle is incredible. We saw actual documents signed by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I as well as letters from Charles Dickens whose novel "Bleak House" was inspired by this place. We had a cream tea in the restaurant and the scones were delicious! Amazing views across 4 counties and beautiful grounds and gardens. Thumbs up all round!
  • Beautiful place to go with family. Very nice and well maintained gardens. There is small forest behind castle with small pond. Definitely go have a look from castle tower.
  • Historic Rockingham Castle built on a fortified position with commanding views. The castle has had several additions over the years with just below left of the bell is dated 1669 yet the next parapet has ancient arrow slits dated 10th to 14th century. The modern castle adjoins the historic. Pleasant coffee shop restaurant. Mounted wall plaques of various animal heads typical of an English Castle. Well worth the visit and repeat visit. Good for groups, singles and families. An ideal day out.
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