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Rockingham Castle

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Address: Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, England
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 12:00 - 17:00

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Great location , quiet position with character.

Warm welcome with a tour set back in time, it was well done. Coffee and mince pies in the marquee. Walked to the peaceful church , well worth the visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Nice garden, not impressive inside but is worth a visit, listening to the piano player and take photos to the surroundings.

Thank Denise Nadia C
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Warm welcome with a tour set back in time, it was well done. Coffee and mince pies in the marquee. Walked to the peaceful church , well worth the visit.

Thank SoloManuel1
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Rockingham is beautifully situated in the Northants countryside. We were greeted by cheerful and courteous staff, and the "housekeeper" dressed in full Victorian regalia gave us the guided tour as in 1849. We cannot speak too highly of this lady's informative guide showing us the kitchens etc and explaining the history, also the desk where Charles Dickens wrote. We all... More 

Thank Gillian m
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

this was our first visit to Rockingham Castle. We arrived early and exchanged our tickets bought online with a very friendly lady in the kiosk at the entrance to the castle and was directed to a parking space by very smiley attendants. Walking into the castle we headed straight away for the first tour of the day and we were... More 

Thank Heather W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went on the Friday evening, we arrived around 6 and had a glass of mulled wine in the heated marquee. Then we went on the 6.30 tour, our tour guide, 'Mrs Lewis' was excellent, full of interesting information and quick witted, making it very entertaining. The tour lasted around 45 minutes, I would have liked to see more of... More 

Thank Sheilz W
Barleythorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Amazing day out this week. Castles Christmas event. Go and see for yourself. Excellent your by the head lady laying her character so well and explaining the rooms and their uses so brilliantly. Well worth the trip. Will go again in the summer.

1 Thank Jenette B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Today was our second visit to Rockingham to sample a Victorian Christmas. Once again we were not disappointed. The staff in the car park were welcoming and cheery. We started with a three course christmas dinner. The food was excellent, the portions ample. The staff were amazing and they were rushed off their feet, but they still found time to... More 

2 Thank Ollie W
Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

What a wonderful experience being shown around the Castle with rooms decorated and prepared for Christmas Eve 1849. The tour is very well prepared and allows you to have a slight look at life in the past. ALL of the staff are very knowledgeable, welcoming which gives you a warm feeling as you walk through the kitchens dining rooms library... More 

Thank Terry C
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Time travelled to Christmas Eve 1849, and shown around the Castle by 'the housekeeper ' and 'the butler' both beautifully dressed and 'in character'. Very informative tour of the kitchen and other rooms, table laid in the dining room with silver and food, serenaded in the long gallery by a pianist ('house guest'). About a thirty five minute tour, made... More 

Thank Joy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic day out - great event, well organised, interesting, enjoyable and great valuable For money. The choir was excellent. The food was great value, hot and exceptional - we will be going back Thank you for a great day

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