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6. Rockingham Castle

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Rockingham Castle

This remarkable castle features examples of architecture from every period of its 950 year history. Surrounding it are eighteen acres of grounds, including a 19th century rose garden and recently re-developed outdoor spaces. 
 
Tour the Great Hall, built on the instruction of William the Conqueror in 1086, and the Old Kitchen - restored to how it would have looked in 1895 showing the preparation of a grand dinner in progess. 
 
A variety of events take place throughout the summer months, including jousting tornaments, Civil War re-enactments and a game fair.
 
Facilities include a gift shop and tea rooms.

Rockingham Castle Address:
Rockingham Castle, Rockingham
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 8TH
England, UK

Rockingham Castle Opening Times:
From Easter to the end of June
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

July to September
Tuesdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays
Open 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Grounds open at 12.00 pm
Castle opens at 1.00 pm
Please note that the Castle and Grounds are closed to visitors on Saturdays

Rockingham Castle Admission:
  
House & Gardens:
Adults £8.50
Senior Citizens £7.50
Children (5 - 16 years) £5.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £22.00
 
Grounds Only:
Including Gardens, Salvin's Tower,
Gift Shop and Licensed Tea Room
Adult or Child £5.00
(Not available when special events are held in grounds)
See events page of the Rockingham Castle website for details
 
Dogs are most welcome in the grounds so long as they are kept under control. Dogs are not allowed in the Castle with the exception of guide dogs.

Group Admissions
Groups (minimum 20 visitors)
Adults £7.50 (on open days)
Adults £9.50 (private guided tour)
Children (5 - 16 years) £4.00
 
School groups (minimum 20 visitors)
Children £4 (1 adult free with every 15 children)
Additional adults £7.50
Groups and school parties can be accommodated on most days by arrangement

T  +44 (0)1536 770240

F  +44 (0)1536 771692
 
 

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