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This pretty village has a rising main street flanked by sturdy stone houses. At the top you can find the church and the splendid former royal castle, both of which over the centuries have played an important role in the life of the village.
Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror, it was in consistent use as a fortress until the Middle Ages. By the time Elizabeth I came to the throne the castle had fallen into a state of disrepair. The Queen gave the castle to Edward Watson, the son-in-law of Lord Chief Justice Montague, who restored it. During the Civil War the castle was damaged by the Parliamentarians but was later restored. Today the castle is still lived in by the descendents of Edward Watson.
Charles Dickens is said to have been a frequent visitor, and the castle is thought to be the Chesney Wold featured in Bleak House. On display visitors can see fine furniture, a collection of paintings and silver. Both the castle and the beautiful grounds are open to public view.
Rockingham lies surrounded by the fields and rich water-meadows of the lovely Welland valley, which itself is an intensely beautiful region full of scenic spots, picturesque villages and the spires of ancient churches. As such it offers the visitor tranquil lanes to wander, fishing from the Welland or Eyebrook Reservoir and the beautiful Rockingham Forest to roam in the foot-steps of English King's who once hunted fallow deer. Rockingham has a gentle ambience which makes it a perfect destination for a pleasant day out or a lovely restful weekend.
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Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel
Corby, Northamptonshire, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
Just 2 miles (3.2 km) from the centre of Corby, Rockingham Forest Hotel has free Wi-Fi and free parking. Rockingham Castle is adjacent to the hotel....
More info and book online.. Price from £39.00
Hampton by Hilton Corby
Corby, Northamptonshire, England (0.9 miles, 1.4 km)
In Rockingham Leisure Park, Hampton has a fitness centre and free private parking. There is a 24-hour snack shop and rooms feature free wired internet access and an LCD TV....
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The Raven Hotel
Corby, Northamptonshire, England (1.9 miles, 3.0 km, direction SE)
The Raven Hotel offers home-cooked food, free Wi-Fi, free parking and comfortable rooms at great-value rates. The hotel offers a range of accommodation to suit the needs and budget of any traveller....
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Old White Hart
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Uppingham, Rutland, England (3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction N)
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|Market Harborough Station||(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction W)|
|Kettering Station||(8.5 miles, 13.6 km, direction S)|
|A1(M) Junction 17||(17.0 miles, 27.3 km, direction E)|
|A1(M) Junction 17||(17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction E)|
|East Midlands Airport||(33.5 miles, 53.9 km, direction NW)|
|Birmingham International Airport||(43.0 miles, 69.2 km, direction W)|
|Rockingham to London||(74.2 miles, 119.4 km, direction S)||