Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, United Kingdom
Rockingham Castle is a former royal castle and hunting lodge in Rockingham Forest.
The site on which the castle stands has been used in the Iron Age, Roman period, and by the invading Saxons also used by the Normans, Tudors, and also used in the Medieval Period. This is because its position on the elevated ground provides clear views of the Welland Valley from a strong defensible location.
In 1270 Henry III strengthened the castle with the addition of a twin D-tower gatehouse. But less than a century later Edward III became the last monarch to visit the castle while it was possessed by The Crown.
Nowadays the castle is also a beautiful setting for weddings or other formal events.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am – 4:30pm