Welcome to Rockingham Castle’s Website


This remarkable castle, built on the instruction of William the Conqueror, has been my family’s home for 450 years. Prior to the Watson’s ownership the Castle was held by the crown. There are very few other homes that have been continuously occupied for nearly 1000 years and within that time been owned by just one family since being relinquished as a royal Castle. I think this is a particularly extraordinary aspect of Rockingham’s long and fascinating story. The Castle is now home to my wife, Elizabeth and our children, all of whom enjoy the Castle as I did as a child.

I very much hope that you enjoy looking at our website and that you will visit the Castle soon.

James Saunders Watson

View of Rockingham Castle from the Air

To download our Welcome leaflet showing a map of the grounds please click here.

Events throughout the year.

  • Victorian Christmas Eve 1881

    Come to Christmas at Rockingham Castle, It really is a treat, For Christmas at a Castle, is impossible to beat.

  • Children's Easter Egg Hunt

    Wonderful family fun for the Easter Weekend!

  • A Very Special Day

    We organise your wedding or reception with the emphasis on arranging the day that you want and not following a pre-set programme, flexibility is the key to achieving this.

Rockingham Castle Diary


Diary events for the month will be shown here if none are shown then there are no diary events for that month.


september 2016

tue27sep1:00 pm- 4:30 pmCastle & Grounds Open1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8THOrganiser: Rockingham Castle

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