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Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle

 A warm welcome awaits you.
Snowy Rockingham

17th - 21st November 2014

The Castle Courtyard decorated with illuminated trees offers a warm welcome to visitors.  It's Christmas Eve 1881 and the Castle is decorated for a nostalgic Victorian Christmas.  The fires are lit, the food prepared and the Great Hall table is laid for a sumptuous Christmas lunch.  Guided tours in period costume take place throughout the day departing every 15 minutes (tours last around 35 minutes).  Christmas shopping with a difference with the Gift Shop offering an exciting range of gifts for friends & family.  The Castle restaurant is open for lunch, tea & supper or just a cup of something hot and a mince pie.

On Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th the Valley Voice Choir are returning to join us for some carol singing in the courtyard from 6.15pm - a traditional festive touch! To find out more about the choir follow

11am - 8pm daily (last tour at 7.30pm)

Castle tour:  Adults £8 Children £3.50 (5-16yrs). Under 5's free.  Car parking£3.  Tickets can be purchased in advance for this very popular annual event.  The tickets can be used for any day during the week rather than simply the day/date printed on the ticket.

Information & group bookings 01536 770240


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A poem written by one of visitors in 2011:

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

The catering was excellent
Two venues, very wise
Attentive staff & festive food
You should win a prize

Exceeding "Downton Abbey"
Guides inform & entertain
Come to Castle Rockingham
in Queen Victoria's reign

How great the Christmas ambience
in hall & shop with gifts
God bless you all!
This event your patron's spirits lifts!