We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Rockingham Castle Well Worth A Visit”
Review of Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I believe that this house represents "living history" unlike others that are frozen in time. Although it has a 900 year history, the Watson family has occupied the house for 450 years. As a result, we were able to view modifications made to the property to reflect the times.

Although I am not a cook, I could sense the beauty and order of the kitchen, as well as the drudgery that accompanied the time. The ancient stove(s), utensils, and crockery were well displayed. The wash room equipment was still in tact in the scullery , iron sink and all.

The china made in Rockingham is displayed in all of its' beauty and elegance. My favorite room was in Tudor style with portraits of Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley, William Cecil, and more. The rooms have been maintained with their fireplaces, with the exception of those renovated during the Victorian era.

So many little treasures found here. A letter from Robert Tresham to the family found hidden away....spoke to the era of the church reformation and anti Catholic sentiment. Interesting genealogies are displayed within each room with a period theme. The Georgian and Victorian rooms are delightful.

The view of the grounds and the land below is stunning as are the gardens. I strongly recommend you consider this along with Rushton Hall, and Fotheringay, neither of which were far away.

A delicious lunch was served in the tea room with delightful desserts available as well.

1  Thank Nanny1Lorton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Andrew N, Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2014

Thank you for the lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. There is so much of the surroundings to absorb that a return visit is just as enjoyable as the first!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (276)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

168 - 172 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2014

Spent a few very enjoyable hours last Sunday here. It is 900 years of wonderful history. Staff in each room were friendly and knowledgeable. If you can climb the spiral staircase (accessed through the gift shop) up to the tower there are wonderful views over 5 counties. Gardens are extensive with a large wild garden which is more like a wood.
They have various events throughout the year but I quite fancy the Victorian Christmas when they decorate the castle and all the staff are dressed up in period costume.

1  Thank FussySpalding
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Andrew N, General Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Many thanks for your lovely review. I am delighted that you had such an excellent day here. Thank you for taking the trouble to write your review and we look forward to welcoming you her again at some point. Andrew Noman

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 May 2014

It was lovely to come back again to this castle. The tea room served a lovely slice of choclate cake. Despite the wet afternoon we explored the gardens after visiting the house. It has a lot of worldly features dating back hundreds of years. The are extensive grounds to explore and you can see for miles when you get up high through the steps leading to the top of the castle. Rockingham is a nice place to explore. Well worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank chris504019
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Andrew N, General Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write such a terrific review of your visit to Rockingham. Thank you for visiting and I am delighted you enjoyed your time here. I do hope that we will see you here again. Andrew Norman

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Took the family here for the day. Lots of history and staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Gardens are beautiful, as are views of surrounding area. Cafe serves great food and plenty of choice. Take your camera and go on a sunny day to explore the grounds :-)

Thank Madd0g_1970
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Andrew N, General Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Many thanks for your lovely review. I am delighted that your visit to Rockingham was such a success. Rockingham makes a wonderful location for photography not least of the stunning views. We look forward to seeing you her again. Andrew Norman

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Definitely worth stopping off to admire the views and explore the gardens. We only had a couple of hours spare but you could easily make more time and take a picnic to make the most of the setting.

Thank Janie024
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Andrew N, General Manager at Rockingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Many thanks for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and very much hope we will see you here again soon. Andrew Norman

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Rockingham Castle also viewed

Foxton, Market Harborough
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
 
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Corby, Northamptonshire
 

Been to Rockingham Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing