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Rockingham Castle

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Rockingham Castle
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Rockingham Castle
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea room”(29 reviews)
Set on a hill overlooking five counties, Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror. The Castle was a royal residence for 450 years. In the 16th Century Henry VIII granted it to Edward Watson and for 450 years it has remained a family...more
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Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, England
+44 1536 770240
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All reviews gift shop victorian christmas tea room rose garden charles dickens christmas eve english civil war the kitchen scones bleak house grounds are beautiful re enactment well worth a visit lovely family entrance fee spend an afternoon cake
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

A unique experience. Jousting particularly a favourite weekend in the calendar. If you are asked not to take photos in the house/ castle, do as you are asked!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

This is a fabulous property owned and managed by a single family, who they say regard this as their home, although it is laid out like most museums; around which you are herded by a guide in traditional Victorian maid dress, who as the tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Visited the Victorian Christmas event yesterday and enjoyed every minute. Tour was led by Governess and it was entertaining and informative. Rooms beautifully decorated and outside the lights were lovely. Staff were so friendly and helpful, from the car parking staff to waitresses in Walkers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

You’ll have to be quick to catch this as it finishes on 22 November! The castle is decked out for a Victorian Christmas 1849 with guided tours hosted by staff in costume presenting totally in character. Most enjoyable tour followed by lunch in the restaurant....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant tour around the castle today. I guess I was a tiny bit disappointed with the amount of Victorian dressed staff taking part . It would have been nice to be able to take part in an activity, such as Christmas...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the Castle today, very informative and fun too! The 'housekeeper' was very informative and entertaining and we came out smiling! Mulled wine and home made mince pie finished a very nice visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Family tradition quashed due to increasing prices. £4.00 per person just to park car. £16 for 2 adults and 2 children. That's even before the cost of a coffee and mince pie How can they expect families to afford this? Previous years has been £2_£5...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Did castle tour and Gardens Guides better than many, and were enjoying themselves which made it a lovely day. Tea was good Lunch snack was above average compared to Nat. Trust. Great

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mlj2714
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Our first time to Rockinham Castle for the Halloween Event. There was pumpkin rolling, cake and biscuit decorating, and spooky pumpkin crossword and letter search in the garden. The gardens and castle was absolutely beautiful. My son was able to run around the garden and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

For the second year in a row we visited for the Halloween event. As last year everything was very well organised and carefully thought through. My husband, myself, our 8 year old daughter, two friends (mums) and three more children spent an enjoyable 4 hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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12 August 2018|
Response from Scooby1996 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I didn’t reply just seen message I’m guessing you went and saw no height restriction!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Andrew N | Property representative |
Dogs are most welcome on any of our open days to walk around the gardens & ground. We ask they are kept under control and on a lead. With the exception of guide and assistance dogs we do not allow dogs in the Castle. There... More