Rockingham Castle

900 Years of Living History

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 Rockingham soon.

James Saunders Watson

Rockingham Castle Areial Shot

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

Events throughout the year.

  • Corporate Hire

    A unique setting for any event. Whether it's a conference, team building day, or press launch our friendly and attentive staff will ensure everything runs smoothly.

  • Events

    Come and join the fun at one of our spectacular events. Whether it's our children's easter hunt or Victorian Christmas there is something for everyone!

  • 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.