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Thousands of food-lovers experienced Rockingham Castle’s first ever Food & Drink Fair at the weekend – and owner, James Saunders Watson has pledged to make it an annual event. Thirty food and drink specialists from Northamptonshire and surrounding areas showcased their fine artisan products to crowds of local foodies on the...

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Hundreds of families enjoyed a thrilling jousting event on Father’s Day as people flocked to Rockingham Castle.   The Knights of Nottingham Jousting event wowed crowds who braved the showery weather to give their dads a medieval treat. Jousting on horseback, sword-fighting and fire-eating were among the many activities for children and families...

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There will be medieval magic at Rockingham Castle this Father’s Day - Sunday 16th June - as the much-loved family event, Knights of Nottingham, makes a thrilling return. The castle grounds will come alive between 12-5pm, as armoured knights wow crowds with their performances of bravery – fighting on horseback with...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Summer Wedding Package 2019   Rockingham provides the perfect backdrop for your big day.   Every celebration at Rockingham is unique, whether you dream of a lavish summer wedding enjoying the glorious gardens, or an intimate occasion beside the roaring fire on a winter’s afternoon. We...

The original Norman motte and bailey, formed the core of the castle. The bailey with its curtain wall, and adjoining motte, enclosed 3½ acres; plus a second bailey (now the Tilting Lawn).  The motte: Was 30’ high and 100’ wide surrounded by a 30’ wide moat; on it there was a well.  The baileys. Rockingham had two...

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