Opening Times & Prices

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Castle Tours
Rockingham Castle are delighted to announce, that Castle tours will be available for visitors during our open days.

Castle tours will be taken in small groups (max 12 persons) on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in September. Tours begin at 12 noon.

All visitors entering the Castle will be required to wear face coverings, you are welcome to bring your own however face masks will be available for purchase.  We have the right to decline entry to anyone who refuses to follow these guidelines.

Please arrive at least five minutes prior to your tour to allow yourself enough time to get to the tour pick up point.  I’m afraid we cannot hold tour to wait for any latecomers.

Castle Gardens
The gardens & grounds will also be open on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in September from 10:30am – 4:30pm. Please choose a morning or afternoon timeslot at either 10.30am or 1.30pm.

All tickets must be pre-booked in advance using our online ticketing system below. This is to enable us to safely manage the visitor numbers on site with a limited number of tickets available on each open day.  We regret that tickets will not be available to purchase on arrival.

Tickets will go off sale 5 mins before the start time of each gardens open day session.

Refreshments are available from our Outdoor Courtyard Tea Room between 11am & 3pm Tuesday to Thursday. Click here to view the Menu.

Visitors are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds or picnic area but we ask that they safely dispose of all litter.

Admission Prices.
Gardens admission: Adult £7.50, Children £3.50, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £15.00

Castle Tour & Gardens Entry: Adult £12.00, Senior £11.50 Children £7.50, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £31.50


We are asking that anyone with a complimentary ticket, Historic House’s membership or gardener’s world 2 for 1 voucher to email the Estate Office,, with your names, membership numbers, contact number & preferred date and time. Limited Concession tickets available for each tour.  Please allow at least one working day for a member of the team to be in contact. Please note: Gardeners World 2 for 1 offer is only valid for gardens only tickets.

The Estate Office is open from 9:30am – 4:30pm each weekday.


For our Younger Visitors.
We have masses of big open spaces for children to run around in and enjoy themselves. You are free to bring games to play but please refrain from playing ball games in the formal part of the garden.

The formal gardens are generally accessible to those with a mobility constraint. The paths throughout the formal gardens are gravelled. We have installed handrails, ramps and added a “by pass path” to a set of steps in the Rose Garden. The beautiful Wild Gardens are set in a steep sided Valley where access is more difficult. For further information please click here.

Dogs are most welcome in the Gardens so long as they are kept under control and on a lead.  We regret that dogs are not allowed on the Castle tours with the exception of certified assistance dogs.

The toilets will be open during our open days.

If you have any further questions please click here to view our frequently asked questions.

Safety Information

Before visiting, please take a moment to read our latest information so you are aware of the safety measures in place.

We would like to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors is our priority and we have been working hard to ensure that Rockingham is ‘Covid-19 secure’.  We have following the governments ‘5 Steps to working safely’ which can be found here

We ask all visitors to still adhere to social distancing advice whilst onsite, staying two metres away from other visitors outside of their household. Where queuing is necessary there will be queuing spaces clearly.

In line with current advice we regret that St Leonards Church, the Dungeon, Audio Visual room and Salvins Tower still remain closed.

Book Tickets

If you are purchasing tickets for the Castle & Gardens please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your selected tour time.  The time you book when purchasing your tickets is your tour time.

If you have booked a guided tour of the Castle you do have access to the Gardens from 10:30am, when the gardens first open.

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