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Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, UK

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About Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle is one of the oldest castles in Northamptonshire. William the Conqueror first recognized the strategic importance of the site of Rockingham castle. The castle was in royal hands for over 450 years and was essentially a very regal hunting lodge until the reign of Edward III.  It was set in 18 acres of gardens. One of the most prominent garden features is the so-called 'Elephant Hedge', a 400-year-old circular yew hedge that cuts through the 17th-century formal terraced garden.



Attractions near Rockingham Castle

East Carlton country Park3.95km from Rockingham Castle

This beautiful country park is situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. Walkthrough the woods and grassland and watch the local wildlife. There is also specialist play equipment for disabled children. There are country walks throughout the park, through fine mature woodland and grasslands. You can see a varied habitat and a great variety of wildlife throughout the year.

Kirby Hall6.04km from Rockingham Castle

Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. While you explore, be sure to take in the incredibly rich decoration throughout the Hall, as well as the breathtaking view of the garden from the windows of the staterooms. It is a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Construction on the building began in 1570, based on the designs in French architectural pattern books and

Welland Valley Viaduct7.95km from Rockingham Castle

Welland Viaduct crosses the valley of the River Welland between Harringworth in Northamptonshire and Seaton in Rutland. Over one kilometre long, completed in 1878 and with 82 arches, the bridge is the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in Britain. The line is generally used by freight trains and steam specials.

Deene Park8.39km from Rockingham Castle

Deene Park is a Tudor and Georgian mansion nestled in the gently rolling Northamptonshire countryside and has been the home of the Brudenell family since 1514. The most striking feature of the gardens at Deene Park is the box hedge parterre designed by David Hicks. The planting consists of clipped lavender, Geraniums, Salvias, Iris, Nepeta, and spring bulbs including Hyacinths & Tulips. As well as flora, there is a diversity of wildlife ranging from Red Kites, to Kingfisher, black swans and litt

West Lodge Rural Centre8.48km from Rockingham Castle

West Lodge Rural Centre is a petting farm with children's activities near Desborough in Northamptonshire. The cuddle corner is home to the farm’s cute and fluffies where a daily programme helps visitors get as close as possible. Over in the demonstration barn watch and learn about the jobs that take place on a working farm such as sheep shearing and lambing, you can also pick up some freshly laid eggs from the hen and poultry.

West Lodge Farm Park8.48km from Rockingham Castle

West Lodge Farm is an award-winning farm park where children and adults of all ages can have hands-on experiences of farm and country life. There are so many opportunities to explore the whole farm; the livestock, the walks and nature trails, the fields, the streams, and the machinery.  There is also a wide range of themed events throughout the year.

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Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".