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Rockingham & the First World War

Every Tuesday & Sunday from 24th July to 30th September 2018*   Discover the history of the First World War through the collections at Rockingham Castle. For the first time Rockingham will be displaying items from the Saunders Watson private collection to support, the Royal British Legion & Seafarers UK to honor the...

The Key Features of Rockingham Castle in the 13th Century

The original Norman motte and bailey, formed the core of the castle. The bailey with its curtain wall, and adjoining motte, enclosed 3½ acres; plus a second bailey (now the Tilting Lawn).  The motte: Was 30’ high and 100’ wide surrounded by a 30’ wide moat; on it there was a well.  The baileys. Rockingham had two...

Rockingham International Horse Trials welcomes a new title sponsor

  Luxury footwear and accessories brand Fairfax & Favor has signed a deal to take title sponsorship of Rockingham International Horse Trials, which this year runs from 18th – 20th May. Established in 2013, Fairfax & Favor has been a regular exhibitor at the British Eventing affiliated fixture, and its name is...

How to Make a Halloween Garland

How to Make a Halloween Garland You will need: Orange Wool Green Wool Googley Eyes Green Pipe Cleaners Scissors Pom Pom Maker Glue   Step 1 – Get your pom pom maker ready by folding out the arms. Begin with the green wool and wrap this around one quarter of the pom pom maker. Wrap until you have built up...

Handkerchief-tree
The Handkerchief Tree

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Fireworks Display Cancelled

Fireworks Display Cancelled   There will not be an event on Saturday 21st October 2017.  Unfortunately, the fireworks display at Rockingham Castle has been cancelled.  For further details please contact the Estate Office on 01536 770240 or email estateoffice@rockinghamcastle.com    ...

ROCKINGHAM AND THE NOVELS OF CHARLES DICKENS

In the spirit of World Book Day we thought we would share with you some information about Charles Dickens and his connections to Rockingham Castle. During the Victorian era, Richard and Lavinia Watson entertained here in style and among their guests was their great friend Charles Dickens. This friendship with Richard...

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