Civil War History Day

Civil War History Day

Visitors to Rockingham Castle will have an extra special treat as part of the standard castle tours on Sunday 4th August, 1-5pm when the English Civil War is brought back to life through stories from an officer of the garrison.

During this one-day re-enactment, castle visitors will be taken back to the mid-1600s, in the midst of the fighting, when Lord Grey of Groby – Commander-in-Chief of the forces of the Parliament in the Midland Counties and Governor of Leicester – was in command.

Meet Lord Grey inside his ‘office’ at Rockingham Castle as he re-enacts life during this momentous historic period and recites fascinating tales of the garrison.

Rockingham Castle owner, James Saunders Watson said: “Our English Civil War living history event is a bolt-on to our standard castle tours and perfect for history lovers of all ages, families, students and groups. Castle visitors can step back in time, with chance to dress up as a soldier and take part in basic drills in the Castle Courtyard. Visitors must beware when they try their hand at an ink and quill during though, they may well be signing up for two years-service in the Army of Parliament!”

The event is included in Rockingham Castle’s ‘House and Gardens’ ticket – £12 adults and £7.50 children. Family and concessions available. The drills in the courtyard will take place at 2pm and 4pm.

Event included in Castle & Gardens admission ticket – please select ‘general admission’ from the drop down when you pre-book below.