The Castle stands on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over the Welland Valley and five counties.
The Castle architecture has examples from every period of its 950 year history. Surrounding the Castle & are some 18 acres of gardens largely following the foot print of the medieval castle. The vast 400 year old “Elephant Hedge” bisects the formal 17th century terraced gardens.
The circular yew hedge stands on the site of the motte & bailey and provides shelter for the rose garden. Below the Castle is the beautiful 19th century “Wild Garden” replanted with advice from Kew Gardens. Included in the gardens are many specimen trees & shrubs including the remarkable Handkerchief Tree.
There is something special to see in the gardens throughout the year. The wonderful thing about a large garden is the variety of flowering plants and trees that we have. From the arrival of the Aconites & Snow Drops heralding the arrival of spring through to the wonderful autumnal colours, there is always something special to see. Of course it is the roses that dominate in mid to late June in addition to the Dog Wood and Tulip Tree.
Estimated time approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes
The Group tariff Adult £9.50
Booking your visit
Garden tours for groups are available on most days by appointment. Please download and print off the Group Booking Form and send it to
The Estate Office, Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8TH