Average visit time – 2-3 hours
Things to do at Rockingham Castle review
Rockingham Castle is a Norman Castle in Rockingham, Leicestershire. As well as it being a venue for weddings it is also a visitor attraction. The house was built under the instruction of William the Conqueror and it has been a family home for the past 450 years. It is a approximately two miles north from the town centre of Corby.
Although the castle is still lived in there are some rooms open to visitors. These include the servant’s hall, old kitchen, great hall, panel room plus three others. The castle’s architecture has examples from every period of its 950-year history.
The castle stands on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over the Welland Valley and the surrounding five counties. There are 18 acres of gardens to explore including a vast and impressive ‘Elephant hedge’. They are well known for their family-friendly events throughout the year. There is a quiz trail for kids to follow around the grounds. Plus an eye-spy booklet for them to use within the house.
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FAQ and Further Information Rockingham Castle
Address: Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, Leicestershire, England. Phone: 01536 770240
Category – Castle – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a tearoom serving hot and cold food and drink. Picnics are welcome but there are no picnic benches.
What are the main things to do?
Castle with rooms you can look around, landscaped grounds, trails/quizzes for the kids, annual events. There are toilets and a tearoom.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adult house and garden ticket costs £12, children 4-15 £7.50, under 4s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and a discount for just a garden ticket are available.
Is there parking?
There is a free car park.
When are they open?
The castle has a limited opening throughout the year although it is open most Sundays and bank holidays from mid April until September. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome in the gardens on a lead.
Are they accessible?
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