We are delighted to announce, that following updated government advice, we are now able to open our gardens and grounds to visitors.
Our first open day will be Tuesday 23rd June.
Gardens open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am – 4:30pm.
Pre Booking Essential
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
To download our Welcome leaflet showing a map of the grounds please click here.
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