Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle

William the Conqueror ordered a motte and bailey Castle to be built at Rockingham around 1070. The Castle has welcomed many Kings and Queens including Richard the Lionheart, King John and Edward I. Their lasting influence can still be seen in many parts of the Castle and grounds today. In 1544 Henry VII granted Rockingham Castle to Edward Watson who turned the, by then, dilapidated Castle into a Family Home. Since then, for almost 500 years, Rockingham Castle has remained a in the Hands of the Watson Family. The Castle saw action during the Civil War and later, Charles Dickens, a family friend, performed plays here. Today the Castle is the home of James and Elizabeth Saunders Watson and their three children, direct descendents of Edward Watson.

EVENTS

Victorian Christmas - 20th November - 24th November 2017

Its Christmas Eve 1849 and the Castle is decorated to help you step back in time to a thoroughly Victorian Christmas. The Fires are Lit, the ...

Contact & Opening Times

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Opening Times 2017: From Easter Sunday, 16th April to End of May Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays June to the 26th September Tuesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, Grounds and Tea Room open at Noon. Castle Opens at 1pm with Final entry at 4:30pm. 5pm Close. Admissions: House and Gardens - Adults £11.50, Child £7.00, Family £30.00 Grounds Only - Adult ...
  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly
  • Coach parking
  • Dog friendly
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Tea & cake
  • Wheelchair access
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