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Rockingham Castle

Market Harborough
LE16 8TH

Overlooking the beautiful Welland Valley and offering fine views over five counties visitors will immediately understand why William the Conqueror ordered this fascinating Norman Castle to be built here following his invasion of Britain in 1066.

Visited by many Kings of England right through to the Medieval and Tudor periods, the castle underwent many changes and improvements until abandoned by Henry V11 in 1485.

The Castle was subsequently bought by the Watson family and has remained in the family to the present day with various restorations and improvements throughout its history.

The gardens extend to around 18 acres - the formal gardens surrounding the Castle, which includes it's famous Elephant Yew Hedge reputedly 450 years old and the Wild Garden which houses a remarkable collection of fascinating plants and trees.

Walker's House Tea Room with waitress service, serve a delicious selection of hot and cold light lunches and afternoon teas. Picnic tables are available in the grounds.

The Gift Shop is stocked with a carefully selected range of distinctive items, including jewellery, cards, porcelain, toys and games, gardening items and much more.

With special events throughout the year as well as our specific opening days there is plenty of interest for all ages and fun for the family. Details can be found on our website.
A day to remember is guaranteed.

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By Road:
Poised on the side of the Welland Valley, the Castle is off the A6003, 1 mile north of Corby; 24 miles from Peterborough, Northampton and Leicester; half an hour from the A1 and the M1 and 10 minutes from the A14 at Kettering.

By Satnav: LE16 8TH

By Rail:
There is a regular train service from London St Pancras to Kettering (8 miles) and Market Harborough (10 miles) Corby (3 miles). The train journey takes approximately one hour. Taxis should be available at the Stations.

By Bus:
United Counties and Judges from Corby Bus Station.

By Air:
East Midlands Airport 48 miles 1 and 1/4 hours
Birmingham Airport 56 miles 1 and 1/4 hours
Stansted Airport 71 miles 1 and 1/2 hours
Luton Airport 58 miles 1 and 1/4 hours.

Helicopter: landing may be available in the Grounds by prior arrangement.

Rockingham Castle Postcode for SatNav: LE16 8TH


01536 770 240
01536 771 692

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