Here is a selection of comments from letters we have received following visits to the Castle by groups. The letters are available for inspection in full at the Office.
I am writing to thank you and your staff for the lovely time we all had yesterday. Everything was so very well organised, from the piping hot coffee on our arrival, the excellent guides and your dining room staff who managed to serve the meal so quickly that the food was also nice and hot. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection which is very impressive when catering for such a large number, well done to the catering staff.
Mrs M NHS Retirement Fellowship
Thank you (Rachel) and all the Castle Staff for such a lovely welcome today. Everything was wonderful – even the weather!! We had a good ride home and everyone was talking about the lovely food and all that they had seen, and quite a few said they would come back in the summer when the weather was warmer and the garden in full bloom. The guides were delightful and made it such an interesting tour. Please give them our thanks. The food was delicious, especially the mince pies which were a great hit. Thought the Christmas pud was lovely too and all served up in the lovely Walker’s House Restaurant which had such a lovely atmosphere. We really did have a wonderful day and thank you all so much once again. With very best wishes
Mrs C Westoning Parish Church
We All had a fantastic time at the castle, we weren’t rushed about we moved around at a very relaxed pace, the way it was presented made you think you were back in time, A big thank you to those who showed us round. The food was excellent plenty of it and served well and a lot of comment’s of praise for an enjoyable day. Again many Thanks and we hope to include your venue again in the future.
Les Robinson Barkwith & District Gardeners
.. from the office staff to the Guides to the Shop staff and the lovely catering team ….. a very big thank you … we had a super time
Mrs H Thuraby WI.
“It is a credit to you all that despite the disappointing weather we had one of the most successful & happy visits this year. I hesitate to thank individuals because everyone was so good”
Mrs S G Cambridge DFAS.
“Thank you for making our recent visit to Rockingham Castle so enjoyable. We were made to feel so welcome and thought that the guides did an excellent job. The house looked lovely, the shop reasonably priced and the delicious tea was much appreciated and rounded off a very pleasant afternoon”.
Mrs J M Kibworth & Smeaton WI
“I am writing to say how much we all enjoyed our day at Rockingham Castle, I think everyone agreed it was a truly magical place, the staff could not have been more courteous or pleasant”.
K B Curtain Up
“On behalf of our society, I am writing to thank you very much for organising our visit. We all enjoyed visiting such a beautiful & interesting building”
Mrs S M. Peterborough History Society.
“Nicola welcomed us royally as did everyone at Rockingham. It was an absolutely wonderful day, clearly enjoyed by all our party. Particular congratulations to the chef & restaurant staff and to Basil, our guide, who was outstanding”
Mr R C Oxford University Society.
"I have to say how much we all enjoyed our visit to Rockingham. We were bowled over by the amazing condition of the buildings; the fabulous views and the lovely, immaculately kept grounds. The staff in the house were so very helpful and pleasant, and clearly extremely interested in their job... Equally the tea-room staff were very efficient, and the food quite delicious; we had an excellent day with you all"
Julia Sharp - National Trust
“I do wish to thank you and all of the staff who made the Christmas visit such a memorable experience. The Guides were superb and genuinely transported us all back to 1849″.