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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...

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...

In the spirit of World Book Day we thought we would share with you some information about Charles Dickens and his connections to Rockingham Castle. During the Victorian era, Richard and Lavinia Watson entertained here in style and among their guests was their great friend Charles Dickens. This friendship with Richard...

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